This is a term to refer to people who have any combination of chromosomes, gonads, hormones, internal sex organs, and/or genitals that differs from the two normative expectations of male or female. It is a socially constructed category that reflects real biological variations. Some people may only become aware of their intersex anatomy in puberty, adulthood or never. Intersex is not interchangeable with or a synonym to trans identities. Although the term hermaphrodite was used in the past, this is now considered a derogatory term for intersex people. For more information: http://www.isna.org/faq/what_is_intersex

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