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Intersex people

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    • Hermaphrodites (Persons)
    • Hermaphroditic people
    • Inter* individuals
    • Intersex-identified people
    • Intersexed people
    • Intersexual people
    • Intersexuals (Persons)
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    • found: Google search, June 4, 2007(intersex people; intersex persons; hermaphrodites; hermaphroditic people; intersexual people)
    • found: Witten, T. Gender identity and the military : transgender, transsexual, and intersex-identified individuals in the U.S. Armed Forces, 2007:PDF p. 4 (intersex-identified individuals) p. 7 (intersex-identified persons)
    • found: Ghattas, D.C. Human rights between the sexes, 2013:t.p. (inter* individuals) p. 10 (Intersex individuals are persons who cannot be classified according to the medical norms of so-called male and female bodies with regard to their chromosomal, gonadal or anatomical sex; The term inter* is an umbrella term that was developed in the German intersex community. As an emancipatory and identitarian umbrella term, it denotes the diversity of intersex realities and bodies. It is used in the title of the study and in the questionnaire in order to approximate different international (self-) designations and the scope of experiences and cultural backgrounds with a preferably broad term. Meanwhile, inter* has become known in international intersex human rights activism and is, in part, used as a term. The term is prevalent in intersex human rights discourse outside Europe)
    • found: Pediatrics, Aug. 2006:p. 488 (Terms such as "intersex," "pseudohermaphroditism," "hermaphroditism," "sex reversal," and gender-based diagnostic labels are particularly controversial. These terms are perceived as potentially pejorative by patients and can be confusing to practitioners and parents alike. We propose the term "disorders of sex development" (DSD), as defined by congenital conditions in which development of chromosomal, gonadal, or anatomic sex is atypical; individuals with DSD) p. 490 (patients with DSD)
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