The term "intersexuality", the so-called hermaphroditism, has always existed. In today's world it has always considered as a pathology that should be treated. A few years ago, "the pathology of sexual development" has gone beyond the walls of hospitals and has been subject to the new legislation. There are a lot of problems and arguments that touch the question of choosing sex by parents or children. Mostly it is said that it is the child who should choose the sex.
At the end of last year, Germany was the first country in Europe that actually legitimized the "third sex". A similar law is already in force in Australia. Meanwhile hermaphrodites do believe that this law – is the result of the recognition of pathologies fashion norm, sweeping tolerant West.
On November 1, 2013 in Germany you can put a dash in the birth certificates in the column "sex" - on the recommendation of the Board at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of ethics German government amended the law on civil status. Now, when a child is born with the physiological characteristics of both sexes, parents have the right to write in the birth certificate "M" or "F", as defined later, or even wait until intersexual - so called man of uncertain gender - can decide its fate itself.
But intersex can only be a child. The legal age is 18 years old in Germany and at this age the person still have to choose who he is - male or female. In the document, that identifies the adult German, it must be given a traditional sex. However, some defenders of the rights of intersex advocate for change, and this norm. Supporters of the "third sex" argue that from an empty entry in the documents less harm than the painful surgery and hormonal drugs.
Opponents of the law are reminded that innovation will cause a lot of not only legal, but also domestic problems. It is unclear how to handle such children - "he" or "she", which name to give - male or female. And across the country public toilets will have to be upgraded by adding a booth for intersex. By the way, one of these latrines has already opened in the center of Berlin.
However, in some countries it is already possible to live with the "third sex" the whole life. The first opportunity to be neither a woman nor a man legislated in Australia. In 2011, the Parliament adopted an amendment that allows putting in the passport letter "X" instead of male or female, intersex status there are so-called "other." Uncertain sex is indicated by the documents and Muslim countries - Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan.
The term "intersexuality", the so-called hermaphroditism, has always existed. In today's world it has always considered as a pathology that should be treated. A few years ago, "the pathology of sexual development" has gone beyond the walls of hospitals and has been subject to the new legislation.