Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.
Intersex is a socially constructed category that reflects real biological variation. To better explain this, we can liken the sex spectrum to the color spectrum.
Being one of those intersexed people, I would prefer to be called intersexed as the term hermaphrodite ends to have a historically negative connotation.
intersex [in´ter-seks] 1. hermaphrodite. 2. pseudohermaphrodite. 3. intersexuality. female intersex a female pseudohermaphrodite. male intersex a male ...
Disclaimer This is a drawing I did of the genitals of an intersexed person. If you don't wish to see explicit material, please skip this post.
Christian-Intersex Organizations . There are many, many intersex support groups. Like transgender groups, they need not be religious in nature to be helpful.
I'm an intersexed female. People constantly confuse my being intersexed as being a hermaphrodite. Hermaphrodism is only one of many types of intersexed ...
Intersex is a group of conditions where there is a discrepancy between the external genitals and the internal genitals (the testes and ovaries).
We try to help and support intersexed people in any way possible. For details, attend our online intersex support group meetings or go through our forums.
intersex (plural intersexes) Any of a variety of conditions (in a dioecious species) ... intersexed; intersexual (sometimes offensive): hermaphroditic, ...