Hermaphrodite

The legs of a person - pants suit and men's shoes on the left, blue tights and ballet flats on the rightA hermaphrodite is a person who has characteristics of both male and female sexuality. They may have testes and ovaries, as well as some development of a vagina, penis and breasts.

Most cases are not true hermaphrodites (both testes and ovaries present) but are pseudohermaphrodites in that they appear to have dual sexuality but on closer examination one sex predominates.

(Last modified: 16th Oct 2014)

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