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Ideelle gennemsnitsmænd og rigtige mænd med skæg og bryster: Kønslig normalitet og anormalitet i lægevidenskabelig forskning i Danmark i 1960'erne
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Medicinsk Museion, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, Denmark.
2010 (Danish)In: 1066: Tidsskrift for historisk forskning, ISSN 0106-0627, Vol. 40, no 3, 40-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What makes a man a man? This was the implicit question in a research project about persons born with the sex chromosomal constitution XXY performed by a group of geneticists, psychiatrists, and psychologists in Denmark in the 1960s. The article presents a analysis of how and from which premises the researchers defined whatare the characteristics of normal men and women, and when a man's body, psyche, and behaviour must be described as abnormal and pathological. Furthermore, it is demonstrated what consequenses these definitions had in the following decades for how different individuals were categorised in the Danish health care system, and for if and how they were treated medically.

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2010. Vol. 40, no 3, 40-53 p.
Keyword [en]
Klinefelter's syndrome, gender, sex, chromosomal constitution, medical science, Denmark, 1960-1969
Keyword [sv]
Klinefelters syndrom, genus, kön, kromosomkonstitution, läkevetenskap, Danmark, 1960-1969
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73053OAI: diva2:465487
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2014-04-18

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