publication date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 (part of Fall 2022)
clue: When genetics and anatomy disagree, a surgeon might intervene to repair the difference, and it might take a defendant's day in court to repair that damage. This German woman is the first to sue successfully.
explanation: Völling was the first intersex person to sue successfully after a surgeon performed a sex-reassignment surgery on her as a child with ambiguous genitalia, allowing her to be raised male despite female chromosomes and female internal anatomy. more…
intended difficulty: hard