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People have an intersex variation have features that are different to most female or male bodies.

These features may be:

  • physical
  • biological.
Intersex symbol

Intersex traits usually develop or are noticed:

  • when a person is born


  • when a person goes through puberty.
Symbols for different genders

People with intersex variations can have many sexualities and genders.

They may identify as LGBTIQA+ or they may not.

You can learn more about LGBTIQA+ people on our page about Gender and Sexuality.

5 people with 1 hand in the air and the other hand pointing at themselves

You can learn more about what it means to be intersex on the Intersex Human Rights Australia website.

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