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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Intersex (Definition)

Intersex is when a person is born with sexual anatomy that does not fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person may be born appearing to be female on the outside but having male anatomy on the inside. A person may also be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types, or may be born with mosaic chromosomes so that some cells are XX ...Read more


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What does intersex mean?

What does intersex mean?

Intersex: Intersex = human or animal with ambiguous genitals that prevent clearly identifying as male or female.. ...Read more

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Can you identify as androgynous and not be a hermaphrodite?

Can you identify as androgynous and not be a hermaphrodite?

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. ...Read more

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Help docs, is intersex considered a physiological disorder?

Help docs, is intersex considered a physiological disorder?

Yes, biological: Intersex is physiological in that it means the individual was born with physical sex traits that are not distinctly male or female. A good place to start for information (in addition to your medical provider) is: https://www.apa.org/topics/lgbt/intersex.pdf and http://www.isna.org/faq/what_is_intersex. Hope this helpful. Please let us know if we can assist further. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hermaphrodite and a pseudohermaphroditism?

What is the difference between hermaphrodite and a pseudohermaphroditism?

Intersex: True hermaphrodite has both testicular tissue & ovarian gonadal tissue. Can be "ovotestes" (gonads with ovarian & testicular or ovary on one side & testis on other. Anatomy varies with any combination of male & female structures. Pseudohermaphrodite has either testes or ovaries can be masculinized female with ovaries & large penile appearing clitoris or testes with tiny hypospadias or micropenis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone identified as being a hermaphrodite able to have a baby?

Is it possible for someone identified as being a hermaphrodite able to have a baby?

Hermaphrodites 102: Possibly if they have a complete set of reproductive organs. If there is a fully functioning uterus and ovary, then it's theoretically possible to get pregnant and have a baby. However, most if not all true hermaphrodites have incomplete reproductive organs and a pregnancy would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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Hermaphrodites, transgendered, transsexual, or gay, what are these?

Hermaphrodites, transgendered, transsexual, or gay, what are these?

Biology, Identity,: .. Attraction: The term "hermaphrodite" is outdated. It refers 2 persons w/ an intersex condition - a condition in which a person is born w/ reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem 2 fit the typical definitions of "male" or "female." Transgender is a label 4 someone whose internal sense of their gender doesn't match the sex they were assigned at birth. Transsexual is an older, ... ...Read more

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Symptoms of intersex in 5 month old baby?

Symptoms of intersex in 5 month old baby?

More Info Please: Intersex babies can have genitals that cannot be classified as male or female,incomplete development of internal reproductive organs, or variations of sex chromosomes. The infants born with ambiguous genitals are noted at birth or shortly after. Those with internal abnormalities can take longer. ...Read more

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