Articles/Essays – Volume 12, No. 3

Intersexes in Humans: An Unexplored Issue in LDS Traditional Beliefs

1979: Jeffry Duane, “Intersexes in Humans: An Introductory Exploration,” Dialogue 12.3 (Fall 1979): 107–113.

In the Fall 1979 issue, an LDS evolutionary biologist wrote a really important piece, ahead of its time in some ways, challenging the idea of binary gender in his article, “Intersexes in Humans: An Introductory Exploration.” Duane laid out the problem clearly—we can’t say that sex is binary by divine design when it is not binary in nature.