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Some people have XY (male) chromosomes, but their external genitals may develop in the usual way for girls or boys. Many people with 46, XY DSD are boys born with the opening to pass urine towards the bottom of their penis or below it.
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Implications: As long as sex binary policing in elite sport continues, awareness of the contextual history of sex testing is essential for understanding the underlying ideas upon which sex binary policing in sport has been built. (2017), "Hybrids, Hermaphrodites, and Sex Metamorphoses: Gendered Anxieties and Sex Testing in Elite Sport, 1937–1968", Demos, V. (Ed.) Gender Panic, Gender Policy (Advances in Gender Research, Vol.
It means a person’s sex development is different to most other people’s.
Sometimes the term Disorders of Sex Development is used, as is Variations in Sex Characteristics (VSC) or Diverse Sex Development.
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Doctors call this peno-scrotal hypospadias and boys and men with this DSD can have either fully developed or partially developed testes. One possible cause is androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS), where the body ‘ignores’ androgens or is insensitive to them.The cause is not clear, but girls and women with Rokitansky syndrome/MRKH have XX chromosomes.Often the first sign of Rokitansky syndrome is that a girl does not start having periods.Sex involving the vagina may also be difficult because the vagina may be shorter than most women’s.Not having a womb means that a woman cannot become pregnant, but it's sometimes possible to take eggs from their ovaries, fertilise them, and implant them in another woman’s womb (surrogacy).
Some people have a chromosome pattern other than the usual XY or XX.