Intersex

Read the latest news about intersex issues. Find out more information about individuals who possess a combination of male and female sex characteristics, which often results from alternate combinations of chromosomal genotypes. Discover the surgical procedures, historic, present, and anticipated, which allow some intersex individuals to match their physical characteristics with their gender identity. Learn about the vast array of literature, education, and news that deals with this topic, as well as representations in pop culture, including Jeffrey Eugenides’s book ‘Middlesex’ and Kathleen Winter’s ‘Annabel.’
Another Lap for Michael Phelps’s Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend

Another Lap for Michael Phelps’s Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend

The intersex 'cougar' has been the focus of uninformed tabloid coverage, but she appears to have willingly stepped into the spotlight.

MTV's 'Faking It' Introduces Intersex Character
September 19 2014 1:13 PM ET

MTV's Faking It Introduces Intersex Character

MTV's LGBT-themed teen dramedy will explore a less commonly visible aspect of gender variance in its second season.

Op-ed: Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes

Op-ed: Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes

The scientific authorities have said multiple times that intersex women don't have an advantage in athletics. So won't the sporting authorities just let them play?

Op-ed: What's in a Name: Intersex and Identity

Op-ed: What's in a Name: Intersex and Identity

Is intersex an identity or a diagnosis?

Intersex Youth Tell Fox News (and the World) About Challenges They Face

Intersex Youth Tell Fox News (and the World) About Challenges They Face

Members of Inter/Act, a group of young intersex writers and advocates, have drafted an open letter about what 'intersex' is and what it means to have that gender option on Facebook.

Op-ed: Hey Fox News, Intersex Is Not A Punchline

Op-ed: Hey, Fox News, Intersex Is Not A Punchline

Why are TV professionals making pot shots at intersex people?

Op-ed: Germany’s Third-Gender Law Fails on Equality

Op-ed: Germany’s Third-Gender Law Fails on Equality

When a choice isn't really a choice.

Op-ed: Why We Must Protect Intersex Babies

Op-ed: Why We Must Protect Intersex Babies

Cosmetic genital surgery or sex reassignment surgery on intersex babies is just wrong — case closed.

Op-ed: Angry Intersex People With Signs!

Op-ed: Angry Intersex People With Signs!

Is surgery on intersex infants just another form of genital mutilation?

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