Sources on guevedoces and the early history of finasteride

See also: How was finasteride invented?Bibliography on 5-alpha reductase deficiency

Media stories

Conis E. The case of the ex-girlsLos Angeles Times. October 16, 2006.

Dearden L. Guevedoces: the ‘girls’ who grow penises at the age of 12. Independent. September 21, 2015.

Dovey D. Guevedoces in Dominican Republic don’t grow penises until age 12: what we learned from studying pseudohermaphrodites. Medical Daily. September 21, 2015.

Mosley M. The extraordinary case of the GuevedocesBBC News. September 20, 2015.

Topol S. Sons and daughters: the village where girls turn into boys. Harper’s. August 2017.


Mosley M, BBC Two. Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You, Episode 2: Against the Odds. October 21, 2015.

Ward P, Intersex Society of North America, Discovery Channel. Is It a Boy or a Girl? Intersex Society of North America; 2000. OverviewYouTube

Research and drug development

Ayob SM, Messenger AG. Androgens, hair loss and eugenics: a tale of discovery and American social historyExperimental Dermatology. 2015. doi:10.1111/exd.12702.

Cordes EH. Finasteride: the Gary and Jerry show. In: Hallelujah Moments: Tales of Drug Discovery. Oxford University Press; 2014.

Durazzi A. Blurring the Gender Divide: Intersexuality in Three Different Cultures [Undergraduate research paper]. Seattle, WA; Seattle Central Community College; 1997.