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Can you identify as androgynous and not be a hermaphrodite?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: The term hermaphrodite refers to reproductive organs that have both male and female qualities. Androgyny is a broader term that means a person can have both male and female characteristics such as in sexual identity, gender identity or even fashion sense.

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