Intersex: What is It, and What It Means for Sexuality

If some people are born neither male nor female, what does that say about our traditional views of sex and gender, and as these individuals will grow up to have sexual orientations, how can those orientations be defined? These are the questions asked by Michael Passaro in an essay which explores the possibility for a… » 5/06/14 11:04pm 5/06/14 11:04pm

Germany Allows for Third Gender on Birth Certificates

Germany has become the first European country to legally recognize a third gender at birth — a new law allows babies born with both male and female characteristics to have their gender left blank on birth certificates. This third option, German legislators reason, will make it so that parents no longer feel… » 11/01/13 4:00pm 11/01/13 4:00pm

It's Not Just XX Chromosomes That Make the Woman

Today Good Morning America » 8/12/08 1:30pm 8/12/08 1:30pm did a story that underscores the point that is not cool. As a teenager, Eden Atwood went to the doctor to find out why she'd never gotten her period and was told she had twisted, cancer-prone ovaries that needed to be removed. But when she was 15, her step mother blurted out, "You know they…