Daily Archives: January 20th, 2019

QotD: “Tim Harford asks whether 1.7% of people are intersex”

Today’s More or Less on BBC Radio 4 debunks the claim (used in a recent BBC documentary about babies born with ambiguous genitalia) that 1.7% of the population are intersex.

The BBC reports that as many as 1.7% of the world have intersex traits. Tim Harford speaks to an expert in the field, endocrinologist Dr Bernard Khoo about why that number is too high.