Origin of intersex
usage note for intersex
The use of intersex as a noun (e.g., an intersex ) rather than an adjective (e.g., an intersex person ) when describing someone who has a difference of sex development is often considered offensive. The older term hermaphrodite is extremely offensive except when used in self-reference. As with most identity labels, it is best to ask for an individual person's preference when referring to them. See gender1. See also sex1.
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How to use intersex in a sentence
This builds on the 2019 decision to exclude South Africa’s Caster Semenya, who was ruled to be intersex and forced to take testosterone suppressants to continue to compete.The Olympics have long been an arena for the fight between racism and equality|Kyle Longley|July 23, 2021|Washington Post
The State Department, according to Blinken, has also begun the process to allow people who identify as non-binary, intersex or gender non-conforming to choose a gender-neutral gender marker for their passports and CRBAs.State Department to issue gender-neutral passports|Michael K. Lavers|June 30, 2021|Washington Blade
David initially deferred to medical experts and noted sex and gender can be different concepts, but then concluded “it’s not limited to two,” citing for example people who are intersex.Fears over women’s safety made wedge issue in Equality Act hearing|Chris Johnson|March 17, 2021|Washington Blade
For the future, more legal changes are necessary to protect intersex children.Dutch government apologies for forcible sterilizations of trans, intersex people|Parker Purifoy|December 3, 2020|Washington Blade
Throughout the world, intersex children are still subjected to unnecessary medical interventions to change their sex characteristics when they are too young to decide for themselves.Dutch government apologies for forcible sterilizations of trans, intersex people|Parker Purifoy|December 3, 2020|Washington Blade
Now that the public is aware of your intersex status, do you fear that will change your relationship with him?Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I feel like I have this opportunity to turn this into something good and teach people about intersex.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ignorance about the existence of persons with intersex conditions is hardly limited to the religious.
The truth is that intersex just might be the silver bullet in the culture wars about sex and gender.
The power of intersex bodies is their ability to disrupt social norms.