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How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States

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How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States

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Harvard University Press

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2004

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How Sex Changed is a medical history of transsexuality in the United States. Joanne Meyerowitz tells a powerful story about people who fought to claim ownership over their bodies through medical innovations. From early 20th century medical practitioners in Europe, to the life of transsexual celebrity Christine Jorgensen, to the late 20th century transgender movement, Meyerowitz provides the first medical history of transsexuality. Examining how understandings of sex circulated in popular culture, science, medicine, and the law, Meyerowitz argues that transsexuals paved the way for a broader rethinking of sex and gender.

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Leo Valdes

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Meyerowitz, Joanne J.

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