have criticized medical interventions designed to make intersex bodies more typically male or female.
Some people who are intersex, such as some of those with androgen insensitivity syndrome, outwardly appear completely female or male, frequently without realizing they are intersex.
Since the adults take several years to change from female to male, the broodstock are extremely valuable individuals.
When spotted hyenas were first discovered by explorers, they were thought to be hermaphrodites.
Hermaphrodite is used in older literature to describe any person whose physical characteristics do not neatly fit male or female classifications, but some people advocate to replace the term with intersex.
Hermaphrodite is used in botany to describe a flower that has both staminate (male, pollen-producing) and carpellate (female, ovule-producing) parts.
This contrasts simultaneous hermaphrodites, in which an individual may possess fully functional male and female genitalia.