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intersex1 of 2
: of or relating to intersexuality
also : exhibiting intersexuality
an intersex individual
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NounThe lack of direct research on female and intersex squamates has only created confusion. —Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Mar. 2023 For anyone under 80 in Washington, considering the Potomac, intersex and diseased fish, the flotsam and clogged-toilet bacteria come to mind. —Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2022 At least one biographer has claimed that Simpson was born with androgen-insensitivity syndrome, an intersex variation. —Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 25 Feb. 2023 The measure makes exceptions for intersex infants and for the treatment of conditions unrelated to gender dysphoria. —Jo Yurcaba, NBC News, 14 Feb. 2023 In one corner of this country, Neptune (first played by Elvis Ngabo, then Cheryl Isheja) walks through verdant mountains in an attempt to find a place their intersex identity won’t be treated with disgust and judgment. —Vulture, 3 June 2022 When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. —Mary Sollosi, EW.com, 9 Dec. 2021 This is perhaps best exemplified by the treatment of intersex individuals. —Darren Incorvaia, Discover Magazine, 28 Sep. 2021 Gutekanst said the intersex percentage provided was, in fact, inaccurate and used out of context. —Jusneel Mahal, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Nov. 2022
AdjectiveIndividuals who are intersex, for example, can have external genitalia and internal genitalia that differ, and individuals with genetic syndromes can have an extra X or Y chromosome. —Allison Whitten, Discover Magazine, 23 July 2020 The question immediately arose: Should the actor playing Sasha be intersex? —Trinidad Barleycorn, Variety, 9 Sep. 2022 While both lawsuits and policy efforts are underway to ameliorate the conditions for transgender, non-binary and intersex people behind bars, advocates say lives are at stake. —Nora Neus, Cnn Video By Lacey Russell, CNN, 23 June 2021 But more recently, intersex activists have argued that a person should have the legal right to consent to cosmetic surgeries performed on one's own body -- an ability infants do not have. —Nora Neus, CNN, 13 Jan. 2020 The measure would have banned all procedures on intersex children 6 and under unless the Medical Board of California deemed them medically necessary. —Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2020 Equality California and other supporters argued that intersex people should be able to give consent before undergoing surgeries that carry the risk of medical complications, sterilization and psychological damage. —Alexei Koseff, SFChronicle.com, 28 Jan. 2020 The ruling triggered an uproar around athletic and gender activists who felt Semenya was unfairly targeted for being a black, intersex woman. —Lindsay Crouse, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2019 Or the Potomac River where sewage and fertilizer runoff has produced a new breed of intersex fish? —Max Holleran, The New Republic, 13 Sep. 2019 See More
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