In biology, a hermaphrodite can be defined as any animal or plant that has both the male and female reproductive organs.
Many plants and animals, particularly invertebrates, possess hermaphroditic characteristics and they have the ability to act as a male or a female.
Some hermaphrodites have a more dominant sex organ, while others have a combination of both sexual organs with no clearly-defined dominant organ.
A true hermaphrodite is someone born with both ovarian and testicular tissues.
Do you think people who were born intersexed are being deceiptful if they don't tell a potential future partner? I didnt watch the programme, but it sounds interesting.
Are they born with all female organs ie womb and everything as well?
To get to the point, what is the moral thing to do for a hermaphrodite? If they decide to engage in a relationship, how will they determine which sex to date? I am well aware of what the bible has to say about engaging in homosexual activity, but would it be considered moral for someone who has both reproductive organs to choose which gender to date?
A female pseudo-hermaphrodite has ovaries but, has male or ambiguous characteristics externally.
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Did anyone watch the programme on TV last week about babies born intersexed (Hermaphrodites) ... If you had a child that was born with two sets of genetalia, what decisions do you think you would make - for example, choose their sex for them and have doctors operate, or leave them to choose when they are older?
Craig, My question concerns those in the intersexed community.
I myself am not this way, but I have read about those born with both male and female reproductive organs.