Intersex is a general term used for a variety of situations in which a person is born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesnt fit the boxes of “female” or “male.” Sometimes doctors do surgeries on intersex babies and children to make their bodies fit binary ideas of “male” or “female”.
Can a baby be born with both genders?
Ambiguous genitalia is a rare condition in which an infants external genitals dont appear to be clearly either male or female. In a baby with ambiguous genitalia, the genitals may be incompletely developed or the baby may have characteristics of both sexes.
What is intersex behavior?
Intersex people have innate sex characteristics that dont fit medical and social norms for female or male bodies, and that create risks or experiences of stigma, discrimination and harm.
What is the name of a person born with both male and female parts?
hermaphroditism hermaphroditism, the condition of having both male and female reproductive organs.