How common is lntersex? A response to Anne Fausto‐Sterling

  title={How common is lntersex? A response to Anne Fausto‐Sterling},
  author={Leonard Sax},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={174 - 178}
  • L. Sax
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Sex Research
Anne Fausto‐Sterling's suggestion that the prevalence of intersex might be as high as 1.7% has attracted wide attention in both the scholarly press and the popular media. Many reviewers are not aware that this figure includes conditions which most clinicians do not recognize as intersex, such as Klinefelter syndrome, Turner syndrome, and late‐onset adrenal hyper‐plasia. If the term intersex is to retain any meaning, the term should be restricted to those conditions in which chromosomal sex is… 

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