Me, My Sex and I

Me, My Sex and I

BBC Knowledge  |  May 24, 2013

This compelling documentary unlocks the stories of people born 'intersex' - neither entirely male or female - and asks whether our traditional understanding of gender is correct. Insights from people with these conditions, and the medical teams at the forefront of treating them, reveal how we all develop in the womb - and that one in 500 of us is born with an intersex condition. This scientific yet sensitive and emotional programme challenges the assumption that gender is binary, arguing that men and women merely represent particular points of a biological continuum. But is western society ready to accept that 'male' and 'female' are tenuous and imprecise biological concepts?

This compelling documentary unlocks the stories of people born 'intersex' - neither entirely male or female - and asks whether our traditional understanding of gender is correct. Insights from people with these conditions, and the medical teams at the forefront of treating them, reveal how we all develop in the womb - and that one in 500 of us is born with an intersex condition. This scientific yet sensitive and emotional programme challenges the assumption that gender is binary, arguing that men and women merely represent particular points of a biological continuum. But is western society ready to accept that 'male' and 'female' are tenuous and imprecise biological concepts?

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