Estimated 1.7 per cent of new-born babies are intersex

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida

An estimated 1.7 per cent of new-born babies across the world can be classified as intersex, which means their gender cannot simply be defined as male or female.

That's according to the UN Free & Equal Campaign, initiated by the UN Office for Human Rights.

The campaign is working with intersex people to raise awareness of their existence and help protect their rights.

Hida Viloria is an intersex advocate and author of the book entitled "Born Both."

She has been speaking to Andita Listyarini about her life as an intersex and what it means to be "gender fluid".

Duration: 3'34"

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