Data used to categorize individuals for identification, records matching, and other purposes.

Data Element

Variation in Sex Characteristics

Were you born with a variation in your physical sex characteristics? (This is sometimes called being intersex or having a Difference in Sex Development, or DSD.)
 No
 Yes, my chromosomes, genitals, reproductive organs, or hormone functions were observed to be different from the typical female/male binary at birth and/or I have been diagnosed with an intersex variation or Difference of Sex Development
 I don’t know
Source: Intersex Data Collection: Your Guide to Question Design. interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth. 2020. Accessed September 29, 2022.


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