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Intersex Disorder

Intersex is an umbrella term used for a person who is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.

The Origin

Intersex is a term describing someone who is born with variations in sex characteristics, which don’t fit the typical definitions of male or female. These may include, but are not limited to, chromosomes, genitals, gonads, or sex hormones. Sex variation is distinct from both gender identity (how a person expresses their identity) and sexual orientation (who a person is attracted to).

These variations are caused by differences in prenatal development. There may be unexpected patterns of the X and Y chromosomes (karyotype), gonads (testes, ovaries, or ovotestes), internal reproductive and urinary organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, bladder and urethra), or variations in genitalia. Intersex variations are not life-threatening, outside of a serious medical condition called salt-wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia (SW CAH). Each case is unique, however anyone with an intersex variation has the same chance to live a happy, healthy, and productive life.


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by Jacie Ruelas Corey

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