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13th Oct '17 11:48:03 AM Smeagol17
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** Cal also meets a woman with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgen_insensitive Androgen insensitivity syndrome]], an intersex condition that causes the woman affected to be born with a vagina, but with XY chromosomes, no uterus, and internal testes where the ovaries would typically be. Despite being able to pass as a woman, she strongly identifies herself as a {{hermaphrodite}} and is an intersex rights activist.

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** Cal also meets a woman with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgen_insensitive Androgen org/wiki/Complete_androgen_insensitivity_syndrome Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome]], an intersex condition that causes the woman affected to be born with a vagina, but with XY chromosomes, no uterus, and internal testes where the ovaries would typically be. Despite being able to pass as a woman, she strongly identifies herself as a {{hermaphrodite}} and is an intersex rights activist.
13th Oct '17 11:43:26 AM Smeagol17
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* In human beings and most types of animals all embryos begin with undifferentiated gonads connected to both ductus (vas) deferns and oviducts (Fallopian tubes). By default the gonads will develop into ovaries and the vas deferens will disappear, but usually the presence of a Y chromosome causes an androgen reaction that makes the gonads instead become testes and the Fallopian tubes wither away whilst retaining the vas deferens. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgen_insensitive Androgen insensitivity syndrome]] is an intersex condition that causes the woman affected to be born with a vagina, but with XY chromosomes, no uterus, and internal testes where the ovaries would typically be. These women overwhelmingly identify as female and heterosexual.

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* In human beings and most types of animals all embryos begin with undifferentiated gonads connected to both ductus (vas) deferns and oviducts (Fallopian tubes). By default the gonads will develop into ovaries and the vas deferens will disappear, but usually the presence of a Y chromosome causes an androgen reaction that makes the gonads instead become testes and the Fallopian tubes wither away whilst retaining the vas deferens. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgen_insensitive Androgen org/wiki/Complete_androgen_insensitivity_syndrome Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome]] is an intersex condition that causes the woman affected to be born with a vagina, but with XY chromosomes, no uterus, and internal testes where the ovaries would typically be. These women overwhelmingly identify as female and heterosexual.
13th Oct '17 11:40:02 AM absolutelyTime
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* These cases tend to hit the news every Olympic year as various female athletes are accused of or found to be intersexed even though no one has ever demonstrated these women actually derive any unfair advantage from this that exceeds those derived from other natural variations such as height, bone density or muscle mass. There is considerable evidence that most of these conditions actually make them immune to any boost XX females might get from male hormones.

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* These cases tend to hit the news every Olympic year as various female athletes are accused of or found to be intersexed intersex even though no one has ever demonstrated these women actually derive any unfair advantage from this that exceeds those derived from other natural variations such as height, bone density or muscle mass. There is considerable evidence that most of these conditions actually make them immune to any boost XX females might get from male hormones.
13th Oct '17 11:38:56 AM absolutelyTime
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* The big [[TheReveal reveal]] in ''Literature/TheSagaOfTuck'' is that the titular character's increasingly feminine appearance is due to 'his' being a chromosomal chimera, with both XX and XXY sets of chromosomes. Tuck was actually [[{{Hermaphrodite}} intersexed]] at birth, though the doctors never told his family that they had 'corrected' this, a fact that made his mother furious when they learned the truth.

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* The big [[TheReveal reveal]] in ''Literature/TheSagaOfTuck'' is that the titular character's increasingly feminine appearance is due to 'his' being a chromosomal chimera, with both XX and XXY sets of chromosomes. Tuck was actually [[{{Hermaphrodite}} intersexed]] intersex]] at birth, though the doctors never told his family that they had 'corrected' this, a fact that made his mother furious when they learned the truth.
13th Oct '17 11:36:38 AM absolutelyTime
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* In ''Manga/TheDayOfRevolution'', the supposedly male protagonist discovers in the first chapter that he is intersexed and genetically female. Despite some misgivings and with a push from her parents she decides to reinvent herself as a girl. HilarityEnsues.

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* In ''Manga/TheDayOfRevolution'', the supposedly male protagonist discovers in the first chapter that he is intersexed intersex and genetically female. Despite some misgivings and with a push from her parents she decides to reinvent herself as a girl. HilarityEnsues.
4th Jun '17 10:20:23 PM Sharlee
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** Cross-sex chimerism can also occur in birds, although their mechanism of sex chromosomes is different (WW males vs WZ females). In fact, it's common enough that captive-breeders of parrots have a term ("half-sider") for a bird that displays one sex/color on one side and a different sex/color on the other.

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** Cross-sex chimerism can also occur in birds, although their mechanism of sex chromosomes is different (WW (ZZ males vs WZ ZW females). In fact, it's common enough that captive-breeders of parrots have a term ("half-sider") for a bird that displays one sex/color on one side and a different sex/color on the other.
4th Jun '17 10:19:37 PM Sharlee
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** Cross-sex chimerism can also occur in birds, although their mechanism of sex chromosomes is different (WW males vs WZ females). In fact, it's common enough that captive-breeders of parrots have a term ("half-sider") for a bird that displays one sex/color on one side and a different sex/color on the other.
4th May '17 3:32:52 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/OrphanBlack'', the genetic original person for both the female and male clone batches turns out to be the same person, an XX woman who had XY chromosomes in some of her cells due to chimerism.
28th Dec '16 10:09:53 PM Theriocephalus
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* Chimerism has been found to be the cause of rare�sometimes, seemingly impossible�coat colors in several species of animal, including dogs, cats, and horses. One particular horse appeared to be a stallion, but was found to have a blend of stallion and mare DNA; calico tomcats are the feline equivalent.

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* Chimerism has been found to be the cause of rare�sometimes, rare -- sometimes seemingly impossible�coat impossible -- coat colors in several species of animal, including dogs, cats, and horses. One particular horse appeared to be a stallion, but was found to have a blend of stallion and mare DNA; calico tomcats are the feline equivalent.
18th Oct '16 3:58:37 PM nombretomado
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* This is a major plot point in an episode of ''FreaksAndGeeks'', when Ken's new girlfriend Amy tells her she's one of these. There was no DNA test or anything - the conflict came from Amy getting upset at Ken (who initially struggled with the revelation) telling his friends her big secret.

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* This is a major plot point in an episode of ''FreaksAndGeeks'', ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'', when Ken's new girlfriend Amy tells her she's one of these. There was no DNA test or anything - the conflict came from Amy getting upset at Ken (who initially struggled with the revelation) telling his friends her big secret.
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