How Common is Intersex? An Explanation of the Stats.

The most thorough existing research finds intersex people to constitute an estimated 1.7% of the population*, which makes being intersex about as common as having red hair (1%-2%). However, popularly misinterpretted, much referenced statistics would have you believe are numbers are much lower. Here’s why. Some groups use an old prevalence statistic that says we…

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WHO / WHAT IS INTERSEX?

“INTERSEX” is an umbrella term referring to individuals born with sex characteristics that are not typically male or female or are a blend of both. There are an estimated 30 types of intersex traits, i.e. variations in sex characteristics, comprising variations in chromosomal patterns, reproductive organs, genitalia and/or hormones. USAGE: *. INTERSEX is not a…

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