Cancer was a venereal disease to be considered alongside syphilis and gonorrhoea.
Author: Agnes Arnold-Forster
Clitoridectomies: Female Genital Mutilation c.1860-2014
Doctors in Britain removed the clitoris on women explicitly to eradicate elements of female libido.
"What a Woman Is": Breast Cancer, Sexuality and the Unreconstructed Self
Some nineteenth-century British physicians looked towards physical embodiments of femaleness for explanations for breast cancer.
The Queer Caribbean: Conflicting Uses of the Colonial Past
Both anti-discrimination and pro-gay activists appeal to features of a pre-colonial past.