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Welcome to the companion Web site to "Sex: Unknown," originally broadcast on Tuesday, October 30, 2001. The film investigates the complicated world of gender identity. Here's what you'll find online:
  • My Life as an Intersexual
    Listen in as Max Beck, a man who was raised as a woman, talks about his experience as an individual of ambiguous gender.

  • Share Your Story
    Do you have a personal story to share about a struggle with gender identity? In this confidential forum, relate your experience, or read the stories of others.

  • Two Sexes Are Not Enough
    In this excerpt from her recent book Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality, Brown University biologist and historian Anne Fausto-Sterling argues for a redefinition of our two-sex-only world. She also offers new guidelines on how doctors should handle intersex babies.

  • The Intersex Spectrum
    Intersex conditions have daunting names like androgen insensitivity syndrome and congential adrenal hyperplasia. In this feature, we translate and describe the full range of conditions.

  • How Is Sex Determined? (Hot Science)
    The sex of an egg cell is set as soon as it is fertilized, but what happens to that cell and the cells it divides into to make a baby boy or a baby girl? Find out here.
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