Trans 101: Hermaphrodite

A hermaphrodite is a person who is born physically both female and male. Since no one can reproduce as both a female and male, "hermaphrodite" isn't used professionally. "Pseudohermaphrodism" refers to some kinds of intersex. Non-professionally, many people use hermaphrodite to mean any intersex person.

It can also be used loosely to refer to intersex animals or entire species which reproduce as either female or male.

It can also be used to a mythic person who is actually and biologically fully female and fully male. I use the term androgyne for this meaning.
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