Transgender people are people who identify, act, or feel different from their assigned sex at birth. The word "transgender" may describe many different people. People with different ideas about their genders may think of themselves as transgender. These people use different words to describe their gender.
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Last Updated: July 30, References Approved. Tasha is affiliated with the Dwight D. There are 11 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 56, times. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics, which include genital, gonadal, and chromosomal traits, that do not fit constructed binary notions of male or female bodies. Intersex is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of natural bodily variations.
Intersex is a group of conditions where there is a discrepancy between the external genitals and the internal genitals the testes and ovaries. The older term for this condition is hermaphroditism. Although the older terms are still included in this article for reference, they have been replaced by most experts, patients and families.
For example, the great majority of tunicates , pulmonate snails, opisthobranch snails , earthworms , and slugs are hermaphrodites. Hermaphroditism is also found in some fish species and to a lesser degree in other vertebrates. Most plants are also hermaphrodites. Historically, the term hermaphrodite has also been used to describe ambiguous genitalia and gonadal mosaicism in individuals of gonochoristic species, especially human beings.