DOI: 10.1093/icb/icad113 ISSN:

Sex And Biology: Broader Impacts Beyond The Binary

Sam Sharpe, Andrew P Anderson, Idelle Cooper, Alexandra E Kralick, Timothy Y James, Hans Lindahl, Sara E Lipshutz, J F McLaughlin, Banu Subramaniam, Alicia Roth Weigel, A Kelsey Lewis
  • Plant Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology


What are the implications of misunderstanding sex as a binary and why is it essential for scientists to incorporate a more expansive view of biological sex in our teaching and research? This roundtable will include many of our symposium speakers, including biologists and intersex advocates, to discuss these topics and visibilize the link between ongoing reification of dyadic sex within scientific communities and the social, political, and medical oppression faced by queer, transgender, and especially intersex communities. As with the symposium as a whole, this conversation is designed to bring together empirical research and implementation of equity, inclusion and justice principles which are often siloed into separate rooms and conversations at academic conferences. Given the local and national attacks on the rights of intersex individuals and access to medical care and bodily autonomy, this interdisciplinary discussion is both timely and urgent.

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