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Speaking the unspeakable! Interrogating the rights and legal recognition of intersex persons in Kenya

@inproceedings{Matheka2014SpeakingTU,
  title={Speaking the unspeakable! Interrogating the rights and legal recognition of intersex persons in Kenya},
  author={Teresia Mumbua Matheka},
  year={2014}
}
An intersex person is one whose biological sex cannot be classified clearly as either male or female. This ambiguity may be anatomical, hormonal, gonadal or chromosomal. Intersex births are estimated at between 1.7% (Nthumba, 2008) and 3% (Haas, 2006) or between 748,000 and 1,320,000 of Kenya’s population which is estimated at around 44 million people. The figures are mind-boggling, yet nothing much is known or written about intersex persons in Kenya. Having served in the Kenyan Judiciary for… 

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