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Thursday May 9, 2019

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Hamburg - Significantly fewer people in Germany than previously thought define themselves as neither men nor women. As the time now reported, there are only a few hundred people in this country.

The weekly newspaper refers to its own survey of the registry offices in the eleven largest German cities. This showed that so far only 20 people have applied to have their gender entry changed to "diverse" (as of mid-April 2019).

If you extrapolate the numbers that have been confirmed by similar surveys in recent weeks to all of Germany, there are around 150 cases, writes the time. According to the survey, parents of medically intersex newborns who have registered their child as “diverse” have so far not been found in the cities surveyed.

Also in the context of a study by a European research consortium (DSD-Life) among people with an intersex syndrome, only twelve of 1,040 respondents described themselves as “intersexual”, the vast majority ticking “male” or “female” as gender. "People with a peculiarity of gender development almost always assign themselves to one of the two genders," said Olaf Hiort, intersexuality expert at the Lübeck University Hospital.

The Federal Constitutional Court went the time According to his intersexuality ruling in 2017, in which the judges had demanded a third gender entry in the authorities' register, up to 160,000 people were affected.

Since then, there has been a discussion about the extent to which the interests of intersex people should also be taken into account in other areas, for example with new public toilets, in applications or with new forms of language such as the gender asterisk (e.g. "colleagues"), writes the newspaper . © may / EB / aerzteblatt.de

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