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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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  INTERSEX refers to individuals born with sex characteristics which are not typically male or female. Intersex people can look typically male, typically female, or androgynous, as there are an estimated 30 types of intersex traits comprised of variations in chromosomal patterns, reproductive organs, genitalia and/or hormones. In addition, intersex people identify our gender in…

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