Intersex: Resources

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Who are intersex people?

Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that do not fit stereotypical definitions of male and female. Intersex traits are natural manifestations of human bodily diversity.

There are many different intersex traits. Not all intersex traits are visible in infancy. Intersex variations might become apparent prenatally, at birth, at puberty, or in adulthood. They may become apparent when trying to conceive.

How common are intersex people?

A low-range statistic is around 1 in 2,000 people (.05% of births) but a more likely figure may be closer to 1.7%. This makes intersex differences about as common as having red hair.

For the full article, visit OII Australia (Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited)