- Caroline Kinsey, 42, was born with both male and female sex organs but was raised as a boy
- She didn't find out she had Disorder of Sex Development until she was 19
- She began dressing as a woman two years ago and now plans gender surgery
INTERSEX: NEITHER TOTALLY MALE OR FEMALE
There are several known abnormalities that can lead to specific sexual ambiguity.
So called 'XX male syndrome' occurs in people who have two X chromosomes - one of which contains a significant amount of genetic material from a Y chromosome.
These people appear to be male, but are, in fact, genetically female. Typically, they will possess male sex organs, but these will often be underdeveloped.
They will also often develop breasts and maintain a high-pitched speaking voice.
In fact, biologists now recognise a host of conditions, both genetic and otherwise, which are labelled under the umbrella term 'intersex' - which replaces older terms such as 'hermaphrodite'.
Intersex people may be genetically female, but physiologically male. Some will be true hermaphrodites, producing both eggs and sperm.
Many will have been subjected to 'gender reassignment surgery' after birth, sometimes successfully, often not.