Can a parent be legally required to control the gender of a child? What is the legal justification of a forced disintegration of a family? This Essay will try to address these issues, raised by an unusual legal dispute between parents who believed that they should raise their child as a girl, and a state agency that insisted on a masculine upbringing as a boy.
Noa Ben-Asher, Paradoxes of Health and Equality: When a Boy Becomes a Girl, 16 Yale J.L. & Feminism 275 (2004), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/590/.