Species having different genders have various biological advantages. Sexual reproduction increases genetic diversity, and boosts our bodies' defenses against infectious diseases. In the animal kingdom the tasks assumed by males and females vary.
Instead of "male" or "female," intersex people in Germany can now identify themselves as "diverse" on official ID papers. However, more work lies ahead for better protection and recognition, writes DW’s Pacinthe Mattar.
From the age of 16, Portuguese citizens will be able to choose their gender without a "gender disruption" diagnosis. The bill also prohibits surgical procedures on inter-sex babies, so they can choose their gender later.
As Poland shifts sharply to the right on sex education and women's reproductive rights, a feminist organization is fighting back with a campaign to get women talking. It's a start, one of SexEdPl's leaders tells DW.
"Finding Nemo" delivered the little clownfish into the collective consciousness with an almighty splash, but it didn't divulge their reproductive quirks.
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