Can a baby be born with both male and female parts?
Ambiguous genitalia is a rare condition in which an infants external genitals dont appear to be clearly either male or female. In a baby with ambiguous genitalia, the genitals may be incompletely developed or the baby may have characteristics of both sexes.
At what age does a child identify gender?
Most children typically develop the ability to recognize and label stereotypical gender groups, such as girl, woman and feminine, and boy, man and masculine, between ages 18 and 24 months. Most also categorize their own gender by age 3 years.
What is it called when a girl identifies as a boy?
Transgender: When a persons gender identity is not the same as the assigned sex at birth, they may be referred to as “transgender” (often shortened to “trans”). For example, a child born with female genitalia may identify as a boy.