adj. : Intersex is an umbrella term for people who are born with a body that does not fit into the social or medical definitions of typical female or male bodies. Congenital diversity may include the following characteristics – genitals: internal and/or external genitalia and/or chromosomes and/or hormonal structures. Differentiated sex characteristics may be visible already in newborns, but they can also be revealed in the prenatal period, in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. A person may realize that they are intersex at a very early age or later life. Due to individual life circumstances and the specifics of the body, some people may never know that their sexual characteristics are atypical. Formerly known as hermaphrodite (or hermaphroditic), but these terms are now outdated and derogatory.

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