Science doesn’t support the sex binary | Justin Dennis

Here are the links that accompany Justin’s video:

Sex isn’t a simple binary. It’s not just male or female. So let’s talk about what intersex is, how common it is to be intersex, and why the differences between “male” and “female” aren’t as large as we’re led to believe.
♥SOURCES & LINKS

Pidgeon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pidgejen

How many genders are there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjGu5OCZFzw

Buzzfeed on what it’s like to be intersex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAUDKEI4QKI

0.05% to 1.7% of people are intersex: https://unfe.org/system/unfe-65-Intersex_Factsheet_ENGLISH.pdf

Other estimates say 1 in 100 people are intersex: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4441533/

70-year-old man with uterus: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25481861

46-year-old woman with XX and XY chromosomes: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajmg.a.34123/abstract;jsessionid=F38747026D881A34BBDAEE71FA4D4009.f02t03

Sex redefined: http://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943

Sex is a social construct: http://www.autostraddle.com/its-time-for-people-to-stop-using-the-social-construct-of-biological-sex-to-defend-their-transmisogyny-240284/

What is intersex: http://www.isna.org/faq/what_is_intersex

Sex Itself, the search for male and female in the human genome: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo16835663.html

The history of “sex chromosomes” and excerpts from Sex Itself: http://www.newstatesman.com/future-proof/2015/02/sex-isn-t-chromosomes-story-century-misconceptions-about-x-y

Study finds that intersex surgery on infants is harmful: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1281452/

Should doctors operate on intersex babies: https://www.buzzfeed.com/azeenghorayshi/born-in-between

UN says intersex surgeries on babies are a human rights violation: https://www.buzzfeed.com/azeenghorayshi/intersex-surgeries-human-rights-violation

Intersex Society of North America on intersex surgeries: http://www.isna.org/articles/ambivalent_medicine

Should we “fix” intersex children: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/07/should-we-fix-intersex-children/373536/

Non-XX/YY combinations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sex_chromosome_aneuploidies

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