Some parents have also balked at the word , pushed by activists in the 1990s, feeling it suggests their child has a third gender and can not be a girl or a boy.
A congenital anomaly of the reproductive and sexual system.
To answer this question in an uncontroversial way, you’d have to first get everyone to agree on what counts as intersex —and also to agree on what should count as strictly male or strictly female. How small does a penis have to be before it counts as intersex?
Do you count “sex chromosome” anomalies as intersex if there’s no apparent external sexual ambiguity?
Performing surgery on an intersex baby is controversial.