This Brings A Big Question To The Table. When nature can’t decide on gender, who makes the decision? Is it the medical professionals, the intersex people themselves, or society who helps them decide what gender they should be? For most of modern history, it has been doctors.
The Standards For Intersex Vary Greatly From Doctor To Doctor. Many doctors might see people with hormone issues as their “natural born” gender, while others may not. Some doctors may also have standards on how small a penis may be, or how large a clitoris may be, before a person is called intersex.
In Many Cases, Intersex Anatomy Looks Different From Cisgendered Anatomy. Because humans develop genitalia as a direct response to hormones, many intersex people who didn’t react to hormones that were around them as a fetus may have underdeveloped or overdeveloped genitalia. However, this isn’t always the case. At times, a person who looks like a woman may have testicles instead of ovaries - or just have a male hormone balance.