I did know someone who was intersexed , i always knew her as female as she was my sisters friend and never thought of her any different than female . From what i understand of genetics any featus with other combinations of genes is unlikely to survive pregnancy anyway.As far as i know she remained on her own and became a farmer , dont know about now lost touch in the 70s would be freaky man to be dating a women then to be told by her she had a wanger as well as a la la.be off man..i wouldnt want any dealings with that shit.take a powder dude.vanish into hyper space..that.. I've only ever had one set of genitals, and they're still in (roughly) the original configuration. Obviously genetics giving you the sex of a person merely means that "intersex" people are just deformed rather than a specific sex.On balance of probabilities Id choose to have my intersex child put into one distinct sex as in likely terms less psychological harm will happen.An intersex child growing up as the wrong sex will come to no more harm than a normally sexed child who grows up to become TV and has the ops etc.When trying to understand, what that sort of experience would be like, i can't. If you go by genitalia then the answers are not obvious!!
These days as adults people in our society regularly choose to identify with another sex and some go as far as having the ops to do it.
In adolescence such a child would be better placed to make decisions as hormones and personal preferences would kick in more, but i would imagine the bullying would be horrendous if things are not very carefully managed.
You could probably argue that having one sex identity from birth would solve most of those issues.
Do they know if these poor people (life is tough enough without nature playing this trick) will grow to be physically men or women on the outside, apart from the plumbing bits, of course. but I think ( feel free to correct me anyone more knowledgable! there are different levels of Hermaphroditeness (think I just made that word up lol!
)So someone intersexed could have external vagina & penis - but no womb perhaps ... again, I'm not sure - but I think once a sex has been decided on, the person would have to have hormone injections, testosterone if female genetalia removed for example. Ok, I have known someone who was indeed born intersexed.