Endosex / Dyadic / Perisex

Endosex / Dyadic / Perisex

(adjective)

People who are not intersex. While genital configuration is most often used to assign gender at birth, it is not comprehensive, accurate, or even relevant to actual variations in physiology, biology, etc. Many people are assigned an endosex gender/sex at birth. But some find out later in life that their biological sex is not what they had expected based on their birth assignment. Endosex and perisex have been offered as alternatives to dyadic, as dyadic linguistically refers to a binary. Perisex and Endosex do not. Endosex seems to be the term that is gaining the most use generally.

e.g. Endosex people often assume things about their own bodies, like their hormone levels and genetic composition that may or may not actually be accurate.


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