The differences between sex and gender have been widely discussed in the literature. It is suggested that sex represents a given anatomical set a genitalia while gender is a social construct. Nevertheless, it may be important to point out that even the first concept can sometimes be difficult to define. The medical science shows that the phenomenon of intermediate or ambiguous genitalia proves that some people may not belong to one sex only: it is possible that they will have features of both sexes at the same time. This phenomenon has been widely discussed in the literature. However, it may be particularly important to analyze the effect that having intermediate or ambiguous genitalia has. In order to answer this question, one might be interested in addressing the situation in different dimensions. First of all, the effect on the parents of such a child should be examined. Secondly, the medical aspect of this condition should be evaluated. Finally, the impact of this phenomenon of a child should be outlined.Child Health: Indeterminate or Ambiguous Genitalia
To begin with, it may be important to state that the parents are likely to be heavily influenced by this medical condition even though it will not be affecting them directly. Thus, it is rather obvious that the parents will most certainly experience various emotional problems while bringing up their child (Coad & Dunstall, 2014). Given the fact that intermediate or ambiguous genitalia is a rather rare medical phenomenon, it is quite possible that the parents will feel isolated and singled out. Obviously, they will most certainly love their children; however, some might not be able to cope with this situation. In other words, such a child will have a negative impact on the family relationships since it will contribute to emotional pressure and might even become a burden to a certain extent.