Genetics of Intersexuality

  title={Genetics of Intersexuality},
  author={Eric Vilain},
  journal={Journal of Gay \& Lesbian Psychotherapy},
  pages={26 - 9}
  • E. Vilain
  • Published 17 July 2006
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy
ABSTRACT Intersexuality is not rare. In its traditional definition-the impossibility of distinguishing whether the individual is male or female-the incidence is estimated at 1/4,500 births. If all minor variants of the shape of genitalia are included in the definition of intersex, the incidence rises to close to 1%. These numbers show that, although not spoken about as openly as other conditions, intersexuality is present at a high frequency throughout the world. Understanding intersexuality… 
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