Attention Viewers

To better serve you and others looking for factual information on anatomically correct genitalia, forced genital modification on healthy, non-consenting individuals, the risks and complications of said genital modifications, and intactivism in general, IntactWiki is merging with IntactiWiki to bring you a better, more up-to-date resource. In addition to providing the very same information found on this wiki and more, IntactiWiki offers pages in several different languages.

This wiki (IntactWiki) is set to expire at the end of this year on December 31st, 2020, so please begin linking to pages on IntactiWiki.

Thank you for your understanding, and thank you for your readership and support. ~IntactWiki Staff

Intersex

From IntactWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.

Intersex is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of natural bodily variations. In some cases, intersex traits are visible at birth while in others, they are not apparent until puberty. Some chromosomal intersex variations may not be physically apparent at all.

According to experts, between 0.05% and 1.7% of the population is born with intersex traits –the upper estimate is similar to the number of red haired people.

Being intersex relates to biological sex characteristics, and is distinct from a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. An intersex person may be straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or asexual, and may identify as female, male, both or neither.

Because their bodies are seen as different, intersex children and adults are often stigmatized and subjected to multiple human rights violations, including violations of their rights to health and physical integrity, to be free from torture and ill-treatment, and to equality and non-discrimination.[1]

Read also

Wikipedia article on Intersex

References

  1. "Intersex Fact Sheet" (PDF). Intersex Fact Sheet. United Nations for LGBT Equality. September, 2015. https://www.unfe.org/system/unfe-65-Intersex_Factsheet_ENGLISH.pdf. Retrieved September 24th, 2015. 
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Tools