Pwns wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:07 pm
With respect to this quote from the piece:
Transphobes often point out that you’re born with either XX (female) or XY (male) chromosomes, which are encoded into every cell in the human body; yet, there are many "biological females" who have XY chromosomes, and vice versa
I don't think people who appear female while having XY chromosomes are really biological females or that people who appear to be male while having XX chromosomes are really biologically male. I think they are biologically, as a functional matter, asexual. They are infertile. Both conditions are disorders. I did find a report of a "woman" with XY chromosomes having a successful pregnancy but it was with donor eggs and embryo transfer.
For information on individuals appearing female but with XY chromosomes (Swyer Syndrome), see https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/swyer-syndrome
For information on individuals appearing male but with XX chromosomes (46,XX testicular disorder), see https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/46xx- ... evelopment
Both are rare. Something on the order of 1 in 20,000 apparent female births for XY "females" and 1 in 20,000 apparent male births for XX "males." Being a reproductively functional member of one sex or the other is indeed a binary thing determined by whether you have XX or XY chromosomes.