A congenital anomaly of the reproductive and sexual system. Intersex people are born with external genitalia, internal reproductive organs, and/or endocrine system that are different from most other people. There is no single "intersex body;" it encompasses a wide variety of conditions that do not have anything in common except that they are deemed "abnormal" by society. What makes intersex people similar is their experiences of medicalization, not biology. Intersex is not an identity. While some intersex people do reclaim it as part of their identity, it is not a freely chosen category of gender--it can only be reclaimed. Most intersex people identify as men or women, just like everybody else.
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries performed on people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female. We urge physicians to use a model of care that is patient-centered, rather than concealment-centered.
The condition of being neither male nor female, but something in between. Often refers to an infant with "ambiguous" genitalia. Intersexed conditions include Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Klinefelter's Syndrome, vaginal agenesis, ovotestes, and anyone who is not XX or XY. Estimated to be between 1% and 0.01% of the population.
s claim to have been born intersexed, but usually it's bullshit: they're just traumatized by the idea that they were born female.
An acronym for male assigned at birth. A politically correct way to refer to transsexual, transgendered, genderqueer, bigendered or intersexed people who were raised as boys.
Anna is biologically male and was MAAB, despite feeling like a girl inside.
A person who defines themself by a gender other than the physical gender they were born into. I disagree with the above example because it says "he" wears feminine clothes because he is transgendered, etc. Transgendered people live their lives in what they feel is their 'real' gender, and shouldn't have to still be referred to as their birth gender if it doesn't apply to them. Being transgended does not indicate homosexuality or bisexuality in a person.
Brad wears feminine clothing because <b>she</b> is transgendered. Brad has also asked me to call her Britney, since her birth name 'Brad' makes her feel uncomfortable.
a male or female that feels they were born in the wrong gender.
David is a transsexual, he was born a woman