Intersex

Refers to a person whose chromosomal, hormonal and/or anatomical sex characteristics fall outside the conventional, binary classifications of male or female.

  • The designation of “intersex” can be experienced as stigmatizing given the history of medical practitioners imposing it as a diagnosis requiring correction, often through non-consensual surgical or pharmaceutical intervention on infants, children and young adults (some people may not be identified as “intersex” until puberty or even later in life); however, there is a growing number of people who embrace intersex identities.”
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