Sources on guevedoces and the early history of finasteride

See also: How was finasteride invented?

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 [student research paper]. 1997 Nov 24.

Imperato-Mcginley J. Papers from 1974–1995 on PubMed.

Media stories

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

Dearden L. Guevedoces: The ‘Girls’ Who Grow Penises At The Age Of 12. Independent. 2015 Sep 21.

Dovey D. Guevedoces In Dominican Republic Don’t Grow Penises Until Age 12: What We Learned From Studying Pseudohermaphrodites. Medical Daily. 2015 Sep 21.

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

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


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

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