Doubtful Sex: The Fate of the Hermaphrodite in Victorian Medicine

Alice Domurat Dreger, “Doubtful Sex: The Fate of the Hermaphrodite in Victorian Medicine,” Victorian Studies, vol. 38, no. 3 [Spring 1995], pp. 335-369.

I think this is the only all-about-the-past article I’ve ever written. Shortly after this came out, my discussions with people living with intersex swept me into the intersex rights movement, and I started doing history aimed at the future.

This article summarizes the content of my first book, Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex. If you’re interested in this material, I happen to think you should buy the book. It’s more complete, plus I might get a royalty—and therefore another cup of coffee.

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