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In this video, Emily, Pidgeon, and Hanne talk about what it actually means to be intersex — something that some estimates suggest is as common as being born a redhead.

Too often, their unique needs are made invisible or secondary when "intersex" becomes just another subcategory of "transgender." Is intersex the same thing as a "hermaphrodite?

" The word "hermaphrodite" is a stigmatizing and misleading word.

In this video, Hanne, Gabby, and Pidgeon talk about periods.

Periods are often painted as something that all women have — but that’s actually not true.

There are women and people of other genders who don’t get periods, and there are also intersex people who identify as women who don’t get periods.

They're the too often forgotten "I" at the end of LGBTQI, but according to the Intersex Society of North America, 1 in every 100 people is born with a body that doesn't fit what we typically think of as "male" or "female." Although some intersex people are identified at birth based on the appearance of their genitalia, others discover their status when puberty hits (or doesn't hit), and others still reach old age without ever learning about their condition. Woman A: Being intersex means being born with some characteristics that don't neatly fit into the "normal" spectrum of human sexual development (were there such a thing).

That’s why informed consent — making sure the person who is receiving the surgery knows what it’s for, and is able to consent to it while being informed about it — is so important.

Learn more about intersex genital mutilation here, and in the video above.

spoke with five intersex people about sex, puberty, relationships, and what it's like to grow up with a body that doesn't fit the medical norm. Myself, I look completely female, but happen to have XY chromosomes.

I don't have an official diagnosis, and often with intersex condition, that's the case.

Many people with intersex conditions identify solidly as a man or as a woman, like many non-intersex people.


 
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