Intersex refers to being born with genetic, chromosomal, hormonal or physical sex characteristics that do not fit normative notions of ‘male’ or ‘female’ bodies. These may be evident at birth or become evident at subsequent stages of life. Intersex is not a gender identity or sexual orientation. Only some individuals may use the term intersex. Some might use other terms, such as the name of the variation (e.g. Turners, Swyers, Klinefelter etc.). They may use acronyms such as AIS or chromosomal descriptors (eg 45,X/46,XY mosaicism). People with intersex variations may view their bodies as being male, female, both or non-binary. Intersex people may be, heterosexual, transsexual, bisexual, same-sex attracted or asexual.