The latter applies in particular to congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to hydroxylase deficiencywhich is the most common form of CAH. Currently, hermaphroditism is not to be confused with intersex, as the former refers only to a specific phenotypical presentation of sex organs and the latter to a more complex combination of phenotypical and genotypical presentation. Cancer in those days was akin to a death sentence. Which variations of sexual anatomy count as intersex? The following summarizes some prevalence figures of intersex traits a fuller 'List of Conditions' is provided below, at the end of 'Medical classifications':. Archived from the original on 26 June He was raised as a boy.
According to Dr Srinivasan, surgery on intersex children mainly occurs because of specific medical problems.
Neither male nor female: The secret life of intersex people
During fertilization, the sperm adds either an X female or a Y male chromosome to the X in the ovum. Archived from the original on 30 September Retrieved 3 July Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality. In many cases, it is actually only one penis split along the shaft. Explicit protection on grounds of sex characteristics. In Leonard Sax argued that 'intersex' should be "restricted to those conditions in which chromosomal sex is inconsistent with phenotypic sex, or in which the phenotype is not classifiable as either male or female", around 0.