The following article uses very pathological language. However, it does give a more accurate account of how common intersex people are. We often think that intersex people are so rare that we don't know anyone who is intersex. That is probably not true. As a matter of fact, the person you know might not even know they are intersex. Often the individual is the last one in the family to find out because our sex is so pathologized and often altered without our consent that we don't know and those of us who do are often so ashamed that we will not disclose this information.