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11/07/2014 09:14 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2014

What It's Like to Be Intersex

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They're the too often forgotten "I" at the end of LGBTQI, but according to the Intersex Society of North America, 1 in every 100 people is born with a body that doesn't fit what we typically think of as "male" or "female." Although some intersex people are identified at birth based on the appearance of their genitalia, others discover their status when puberty hits (or doesn't hit), and others still reach old age without ever learning about their condition.

Cosmopolitan.com spoke with three intersex people about sex, puberty, relationships, and what it's like to grow up with a body that doesn't fit the medical norm.

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