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"We Are Intersex People, And We Don’t Need To Be ‘Fixed’ By Surgeries"

As part of my job, I spend a lot of time explaining what intersex means. This is harder than it sounds. Intersex awareness is so low, that, up until March 2015 when a video called “What It’s Like to Be Intersex” went viral, you couldn’t even type the word “intersex” without it being auto-corrected to “interest.”

Nearly 2 percent of children are born with intersex traits — gonads, hormones, chromosomes, sex organs, etc. — that don’t meet the typical definition of male or female bodies. That means we are as common as redheads, but most people don’t even know we exist.

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