A general term used for people have sexual or reproductive anatomy that does
not fit the typical biological definitions of female or male. Intersex people are
born with any of a number of physical variations (e.g., they have genitals that
are atypical). However, intersex anatomy is not always visible at birth, and may
become apparent at puberty, later, or not at all. Surgery is performed on some
intersex infants and children to physically align them with the sex they are
assigned. This practice is criticised, particularly by intersex people, as a child’s
sex assignment may not match the gender identity the person develops as they
grow up. This means that some intersex people can face gender identity issues
similar to a transgender person. However, intersex people have a diversity of
bodies and gender identities, and may identify as male, female, or neither. The
incidence of intersex is at least 1 in 2000 births.