Myth 1: All people are born male or female
There are many people around the world who have sexual characteristics that do not belong to the typical binary sex.
Myth 2: Being intersex is very rare.
About 1.7% of the population is born with intersex characteristics – comparable to the number of people born with red hair.
Myth 3: Being intersex is a situation that needs to be corrected
Intersex children undergo surgery in an attempt to “normalize” them – although these interventions are often invasive and irreversible.
Myth 4: Intersex people are trans
Our physical sexual characteristics have nothing to do with how we view our gender identity or who we are attracted to.
Myth 5: No one talks about intersex people
There are still misconceptions about the concept of intersex, but now many activists around the world are fighting to raise awareness and protect human rights.