Jack was born with both male and female anatomy, with ovarian and testicular tissue, and genitals that could belong to either a boy or a girl. He has one of at least 40 congenital variations, known collectively as disorders of sexual development DSD , or intersex traits. But the doctors took that away from us without any explanation. The British charity DSD Families estimates that around babies born in this country each year need investigations before their sex is assigned.
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Hermaphroditism is also found in some fish species and to a lesser degree in other vertebrates. Most plants are also hermaphrodites. Historically, the term hermaphrodite has also been used to describe ambiguous genitalia and gonadal mosaicism in individuals of gonochoristic species, especially human beings. The word intersex has come into preferred usage for humans, since the word hermaphrodite is considered to be misleading and stigmatizing,   as well as "scientifically specious and clinically problematic. A rough estimate of the number of hermaphroditic animal species is 65, Although the current estimated total number of animal species is about 7.
Can a woman have a penis? How to understand disagreements about gender recognition
Members of a small women's rights group, Liverpool ReSisters , have declared that "women don't have penises. It's an attention-grabbing stunt. But are they right? Well, it depends on what they mean by "women.