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Intersex "statistics"

This short site shows numbers and percentages of how common interest is, as well as other genitalia abnormalities. The statistics supposedly show that one in 1,666 births there is a person without a definitive XY or XX chromosomal makeup. They say this is about the number of times doctors have to call in a sexual identification specialist to identify the atypical genitalia. This is what the numbers say, but after watching the Ted talk and talking in class, I realize that this might not be completely true. That's why I put statistics in quotations, because it's really unknown and there isn't a completely common interest definition that labels human beings one way or another. This is why it is a sensitive subject and looked upon awkwardly by society. People need to be aware that it is a tough situation for a person to deal with and must be handled with care and sympathy.

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