People whose bodies are not unambiguously either male or female have lived in America since at least the early years of European colonization. Until now, however, these people and the legal and medical debates that surrounded them have remained invisible to most historians. Elizabeth Reis has carefully examined legal and medical literature from the colonial era to the present to explain how perceptions and treatment of intersex people have changed over time.
Pacific Historical Review
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Leonard, Kevin Allen, "Review of: Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex" (2010). History Faculty and Staff Publications. 14.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Intersexuality--United States--History; Gender identity--United States--History; Intersex people--Identity--Social aspects--United States
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Reis, Elizabeth, 1958-. Bodies in doubt