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Drowning in a Sea of Estrogens: sex hormones, sexual reproduction and sex. / Roberts, C. M.

In: Sexualities, Vol. 6, No. 2, 01.05.2003, p. 195-213.

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title = "Drowning in a Sea of Estrogens: sex hormones, sexual reproduction and sex.",
abstract = "Contemporary life is taking its toll on sex, according to scientific, environmental and pop-scientific literature. Both women and men are being overwhelmed with estrogens and hormonally active chemicals in their environments - in water, plastics, and food. Such `estrogenization' produces interesting questions about the `nature' of sex, gender and reproduction, and their relations to each other. This paper critically juxtaposes contemporary discourses on estrogenization with feminist work on sex, gender and reproduction. It asks: How might a feminist theorizing of the body take on questions about sex hormones without essentializing sex or reproduction, or underestimating their relevance as biological actors in the production of sex?",
keywords = "endocrinology • feminism • reproduction • sex • sex hormones",
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