(1) ‘Deviation from the Platonic ideal’ is, as we will see, not a clinically useful criterion for defining a medical condition such as intersex .(2) Fausto-Sterling defines all sex chromosome complements other than XX or XY as intersex .(3) Over 90 percent of those born intersex are assigned female, regardless of chromosomes.(4) Management of conditions associated with intersex , such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, is controversial.(5) The truth is that we need to move intersex away from the medical context and into our social consciousness.(6) When intersex is recognised in infancy, doctors decide if the child with an intersex condition is to be raised as a boy or a girl and they recommend surgical and hormonal treatment to reinforce the sex of rearing.(7) The recommendation bucks the current practice of performing immediate ‘assignment’ surgery for most of the roughly one in 4,000 babies born intersex , many with both male and female traits.(8) Susan Jobling from Brunel University is a key researcher on the feminisation of male fish, a condition known as intersex .(9) If both factors in the MM pair were weak and both FF were strong, the female would predominate over the male and produce an intersex or even possibly a male which appeared completely female.(10) Fully informed consent is important, and may be lacking in patients with ambiguous genitalia or intersex as surgery is often done on children before they can give consent.(11) In every bloody documentary about trans issues, intersex or any other ‘unusual’ gender situation, the women have to spend hours in front of the mirror donning the slap with a moody voiceover.(12) Males of line 9a with one copy of the transgene did not undergo a complete somatic sex transformation and developed as intersexes .(13) Based on his study of various kinds of intersexes during the 1950s, Money asserted that a person's gender identity and sexual orientation are not laid down before birth but are inculcated by parents, siblings and the world in general.(14) Triploid intersexes present an interesting genotype with two X chromosomes and three sets of autosomes.(15) Approximately 90% of animals grown at low temperature are male, with 10% intersexes ; 100% of animals grown at high temperature are hermaphrodite in phenotype, although of low fertility like XO hermaphrodites of other genotypes.(16) In 1916, Frank Lillie provided arguments for the role of sex hormones as well as sex chromosomes in the sexual development of higher animals by studying intersexes in cows.
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