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BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0311433a (Published 01 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0311433a
  1. Panos Alexopoulos, final year medical1
  1. 1student University of Patras, Greece

I was born twice: first as a baby girl in January 1960; and then as a teenage boy, in an emergency room … Specialised readers may have come across me in Dr Peter Luce's study: Gender identity in 5-alpha reductase pseudohermaphrodites, published in 1975. Or maybe you have seen my photograph …”

Callie or Cal Stephanides is a hermaphrodite, who is the recipient of a gene passed down through three generations. The author, Eugenides, thoroughly researched …

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