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09 June 2011

Intersex explained

If someone wants to clarify a person’s gender they can just ask them. It is sex (biological attributes) that Olympic committees are interested in, not gender.

If someone wants to clarify a person’s gender they can just ask them. It is sex (biological attributes) that Olympic committees are interested in, not gender.

Anne Fausto-Sterling suggests that the prevalence of intersex might be as high as 1.7%. (almost 1/50).

  • 46, XX Intersex
  • 46, XY Intersex
  • True Gonadal Intersex
  • Complex or Undetermined Intersex

  • problems with the testes
  • problems with testosterone formation
  • problems with the body’s ability to recognise testosterone

 
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