Posts Tagged ‘intersex statistics’
WHO ARE INTERSEX PEOPLE?
“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…Read More
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…Read More