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Gender Bender

Our Sexual Identity Has Little to Do With Sex Organs, Researchers Find

by Joanna Schaffhausen, ABC News

Is it a boy or a girl? It's the first question most parents ask about their newborn baby. But for a surprising number of infants, the answer is not immediately obvious.

Doctors say as many as 1 in 2,000 babies is born with ambiguous genitalia - neither totally male nor female. For parents, the decision about how to proceed is often agonizing, and the stakes are high: the wrong choice could trap a little boy inside a girl's body or create a girl who longs to be a man.

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