Middlesex - Book 4, Looking Myself Up in Webster's Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Looking Myself Up in Webster's Summary

Callie spends two weeks with Dr. Luce as he made his determinations about her. Then he asks Milton and Tessie to come back in to meet with him. Dr. Luce wants to see her parents alone, so Callie is dropped off at the New York Public Library.

At Dr. Luce's office, he explains to Milton and Tessie that Callie has a 5-alpha-reductase deficiency and that in her mother's womb she followed a female process of development just as she did once she was born, having been raised as a girl. Thus, there was no question of her gender until puberty when the testosterone in her system began to have a greater effect. The doctor says that very simply what they need to do is correct the amount of testosterone in her system. Dr. Luce also tells them...

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