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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 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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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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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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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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Is turner syndrome also another form of a hermaphrodite?

Is turner syndrome also another form of a hermaphrodite?

Female: Turner syndrome is a woman who only has one x chromosome instead of 2 x chromosomes that a female usually has. This will result in decreased or absent secondary sex characteristics (such as breat development). These women usually do not have periods and are infertile. Turner syndrome is always a female though. This is distinctly different from being a hermaphrodite. ...Read more

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I want to be a hermaphrodite is there a way to get a vagina with pills?

I want to be a hermaphrodite is there a way to get a vagina with pills?

Serious Inquiries: No. There is no such pill or process. If you need surgical options I am sure there are competent and experienced surgeon in your home country who have dealt with patients like you. ...Read more

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If you are born a hermaphrodite, can you get corrective surgery to pick a certain sex?

If you are born a hermaphrodite, can you get corrective surgery to pick a certain sex?

Yes you can: Most hermaphrodites are diagnosed at or soon after birth & parents together with pediatric urologist or surgeon & pediatric endocrinologist & geneticist work up the baby and decide upon sex of rearing & need for reconstructive surgery. Occasionally parents decide to delay treatment have child pick their sex of choice as an adult. Some hermophrodites under go gender reversal as adults. ...Read more