Intersex? Never heard of it, but this is an interesting story

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  1. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Hubbers,

    Just curious what you think about this?

    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/ma … ealth.html

    Male outside - Female organs inside.

    I find it interesting to say the least. wink

    1. kerryg profile image85
      kerrygposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It used to be called hermaphroditism, if that makes it any more familiar. About 1-2% of people are some degree of intersex.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        No Kerry. It doesn't help. Still never heard of it. Sorry. I read the article and it mentioned that, but I was still clueless about it.

    2. Sneha Sunny profile image90
      Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard about them. They are, I think (what I can recall), called the people of 3rd sex. They are born with both the sexes due to the presence of both female and male hormones. The appearance of the external sex organ is based on what hormone (whether male or female hormone) was more. They can choose (if they want) to be either man or woman and convert to any one sex with the help of surgery after birth. But such people becomes sterile after surgery.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Interesting. Thank you. wink

        1. Sneha Sunny profile image90
          Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          No problem wink big_smile

  2. livelonger profile image92
    livelongerposted 6 years ago

    I think it's great that this phenomenon is understood as a natural biological variant, and that those who are intersex don't have to feel like freaks.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's a bit strange, but not a completely surprise. wink big_smile

    2. profile image0
      blake4dposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed livelonger.

  3. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    I have a male friend who is intersexed, but you'd never know it.  His anatomy is all male and he has a very deep "radio" voice.  A medical exam once revealed to him he was sterile, and he barely grows a beard.  When he had a friend go through gender reassignment, he himself learned about intersex conditions and realized he had a variety of "symptoms" that matched and on a whim decided to get himself genetically tested. 

    Turns out his genetic structure is XXY.  He's quite proud to no longer be what he described as "common garden variety heterosexual white male."

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Cool! cool

      Thank you Relache for sharing that information. smile

 
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