What does it mean to be human? To be human is, in part, to be
physically sexed and culturally gendered. Yet not all bodies are
clearly male or female. Bodies in Doubt traces the
changing definitions, perceptions, and medical management of
intersex (atypical sex development) in America from the colonial
period to the present day.
From the beginning, intersex bodies have been marked as "other,"
as monstrous, sinister, threatening,... more...