Assessment of Intersex
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Intersex

An intersex or intersexual person (or animal of any unisexual species) is one who has both male and female sexual characteristics and organs. Those who are born with genitalia and/or secondary sexual characteristics can neither be determined exclusively male nor female, or which combine features of both male and female sexes.

Intersexuality in the past has also been refer by the terms hermaphrodite and pseudohermaphrodite, and now considered negative and inaccurate, therefore it is no longer used to refer to an intersexual person. These days the phrase “ambiguous genitalia” is used.

 


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