According to statistical data on Society of North America website, the situation about born intersex is not uncommon.
Not XX and not XY
one in 1,666 births
one in 1,000 births
Androgen insensitivity syndrome
one in 13,000 births
Partial androgen insensitivity syndrome
one in 130,000 births
Classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia
one in 13,000 births
Late onset adrenal hyperplasia
one in 66 individuals
one in 6,000 births
one in 83,000 births
Idiopathic (no discernable medical cause)
one in 110,000 births
Iatrogenic (caused by medical treatment, for instance progestin administered to pregnant mother)
5 alpha reductase deficiency
Mixed gonadal dysgenesis
Complete gonadal dysgenesis
one in 150,000 births
Hypospadias (urethral opening in perineum or along penile shaft)
one in 2,000 births
Hypospadias (urethral opening between corona and tip of glans penis)
one in 770 births
Total number of people whose bodies differ from standard male or female
one in 100 births
Total number of people receiving surgery to “normalize” genital appearance
one or two in 1,000 births
I didn’t do any survey on intersex before, so I'm not sure the above data, but I really never heard anyone around me is intersex. I think the vast majority of parents deliberately concealing the child's condition, and help children complete sex selection and do the surgery for keeping the secret, when the children are very young. There are also many world-renowned hospitals are doing in helping intersex to do repair surgery to let the children become the so-called "normalization”.
Here I propose a question, when these children were after the surgery, such as the big clitoris cut off, it seems to become so-called normal female appearance, but I want to know what is the significance do this surgery? Only the normalization of the surface of it? The surgery did not solve genetic problems, and they still have the original genes.
There is a more serious problem, when a child’ sex chromosomes have allele exchanged, she has male penis instead of female clitoris, but only one surgery that cut off the penis which organ only can collect the pleasure and achieve an orgasm, how does she get an orgasm, when the child grow up. Some people would say she still has vaginal, I repeat again and again, vaginal doesn’t have the ability to give people an orgasm whatever female or intersex.
Here, I strongly urge all hospitals to stop the intersex surgery. We as the so-called normal people don’t need to give them surgery, but understanding and acceptance. They are just one of us, only their parents gametes XY chromosome genes were cross-exchange. We are all cross-exchange results, but not in the sex chromosomes, the vast majority in autosomes. These intersex people are the result of the exchange in the sex chromosomes.
Intersex people do not need surgery, they need world’ understanding and acceptance.