For instance, a karyotype display of a tissue sample may determine which of the causes of intersex is prevalent in the case. 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. It is rare or unknown in other mammals, including humans. Gina Wilson, 64, is an intersex activist and consultant. That block turns out to be in the cell receptor that would normally bind testosterone and dihydrotestosterone and thereby enable those androgens to trigger further steps in the development of male genitals. Historically, the term hermaphrodite has also been used to describe ambiguous genitalia and gonadal mosaicism in individuals of gonochoristic species, especially human beings. Classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia 46,XY or 46,XX.
In Aprilthe BMJ reported that four elite women athletes with 5-ARD were subjected to sterilization and "partial clitoridectomies" in order to compete in sport.
Born intersex: The people who are biologically neither male nor female
British Museum, London p. On the management of differences of sex development. Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Disorders of sex development. It is caused by various causes, including alterations in testosterone metabolism.