versión impresa ISSN 0121-0793
GONZALEZ SANCHEZ, Patricia; VELASQUEZ ACEVEDO, Catalina y DUQUE QUINTERO, Sandra Patricia. Legal problematic of intersexual states: The Colombian case. Iatreia [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.3, pp. 204-211. ISSN 0121-0793.
This is a reflection article based on research. In it, we describe the legal issues raised by intersexual states in minors. Individual rights and the way in which authorization should be given for certain medical and surgical treatments are analyzed in the perspective of the informed consent theory. We emphasize on the need to combine legal, medical, and bioethical knowledge with the aim of building a theoretical and practical framework for approaching this problematic. The Colombian Constitutional Court established certain legal parameters for reaching decisions in cases of children with intersexual states. However, each case poses different challenges and should be approached with the aim of optimizing benefits for the patient.
Palabras llave : Autonomy; Dignity; Informed consent; Intersexual states; Minors; Pseudohermaphroditis.