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A group of many conditions that cause people to be born in the middle of the spectrum from male to female. Gender development is controlled by male and female hormones androgens (testosterone) and estrogens in the womb. If there is a mix of the two it causes an intersex condition. Sex hormones cause the development of the genitals, the brains gender functioning, and the brains "gender identity" behaviour. It also causes secondary sex characteristics during puberty. Intersex usually only refers to genital, puberty, sex chromosome (like xxyy, xy female, mosaic) differences. Surgery on intersex babies is considered mutilization by many people including intersex people because they belive that they should have the right to decide when they reach adolescence. The chosen gender may also not match the "gender identity" that developed in the womb. Intersex is different from transgender. Transgender involves a mismatch between the gender that you feel like and your physical gender for any reason. An old word for intersex is hremaphrodite. The scientific word is DSD ( disorders of sexual development or differences of sexual development).
The person who made this definition is intersex.
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A method of guessing on a multiple choice test that involves looking at the position of the second hand. If the hand is between 12 and 3 the guess is A. If the hand is between 3 and 6 the guess is B. Between 6 and 9 guess C. Between 9 and 12 guess D.
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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.
by Buenaventura Durruti April 22, 2004
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Intersex people are individuals born with any of several variations in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones or genitals that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies".
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Teacher: "Angle A is at 30 degrees. Angle B is home alone and at 60 degrees. What do you call it when they meet and get it on?"
Student: "Intersex!"
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the act of having sex with someone via the internet by thinking of it really hard and then yelling INTERSEX! And they'll lose their virginity without even having to stick their uh-ohs in your woopsie, or vise-versa.

You can do this by sending any kind of computer message via IM, Facebook/Myspace comments, emails, etc. etc. etc.

Computer condoms should be used, so as not to impregnate an Intersexed female, because they will actually give birth to a computer. Not a good time.
"Dude... you bang her?"
"No, but I DID get her Facebook and I wrote INTERSEX all over her wall... She'll be feelin it in the morning..."
by Llee May 09, 2008
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