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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
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SANTOS, Moara de Medeiros Rocha and ARAUJO, Tereza Cristina Cavalcanti Ferreira de. Studies and researches about intersexuality: a systematic analysis of specialized literature. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.2, pp. 267-274. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722008000200012.
In spite of embracing studies and interventions along more than five decades, the thematic of intersexuality continues to impose epistemological, methodological, clinical and ethical challenges. In addition, to contribute for an including base that subsidizes critical reflections and coherent actions, a systematic revision of national and international studies published in the last two decades has been done. The articles were selected through a bibliographical search made in electronic databases. For classifying the publications, an organization protocol was adopted. Soon after, the recurrence analysis was used to classify the works in agreement with the methodological outline, the studied variables and the adopted instruments. It is concluded that there is still the need of the accomplishment of longitudinal researches supported by theoretical-methodological progresses in several Psychology sub areas.
Keywords : Intersex; development; gender; identity.