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    Ipsogender or ipso gender is a gender modality that describes an intersex person whose gender identity is the same as the gender they were medically assigned.[1] An ipsogender person may or may not experience gender dysphoria and/or identify as trans.[2]

    It was coined by the intersex sociologist Dr. Cary Gabriel Costello in 2014:[3]

    « what I would suggest doing is adding to the terms "cis" and "trans" another term often used in scientific terminology. In chemistry, which gives us the language of cis and trans isomers, there are chemicals based upon a ring structure, called arene rings. When a chemical substitution is made in the same place on the ring, this is referred to as "ipso" substitution.

    If we were to add the term "ipso gender" to trans and cis gender, we could perhaps describe intersex experience more accurately. A cis gender intersex person would be one with an intermediate gender identity, since that "matches" their birth sex. An ipso gender intersex person would identify with the binary sex they were medically assigned (the social sex substituted for their intersex birth status being the same as their identified sex). And a trans gender intersex person would be one who identifies with the binary sex other than the one they were assigned by doctors.


    References[edit | edit source]

    1. Transgender language primer Archived on 17 July 2023
    2. "Anonymous asked: im struggling a lot with my identity at the moment". 30 December 2016. Archived from the original on 12 June 2020.
    3. Cary Gabriel Costello (5 August 2014). "Cis Gender, Trans Gender, and Intersex". intersexroadshow.blogspot.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
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