Not a (pseudo)hermaphrodite?

De slapende Hermaphroditus is een beeld in het Louvre. In het echt worden geen mensen geboren met volledige mannelijke en vrouwelijke voortplantingsorganen omdat deze organen tijdens de zwangerschap ontstaan uit hetzelfde weefsel. Dat weefsel kan zich in mannelijke richting ontwikkelen of in vrouwelijke richting, maar niet in allebei.

The sleeping Hermaphroditus is a statue in the Louvre. In real life, people are not born with complete male and female reproductive organs because these organs develop during pregnancy from the same tissue. That tissue can develop in a male direction or in a female direction, but not both.

Pseudohermaphroditism is the obsolete name that used to be used for certain forms of gender diversity. Nowadays, the term is generally considered offensive because it suggests someone who falsely (pseudo is Greek for “false”) advertises themselves as a hermaphrodite. Hermaphroditism is the biological phenomenon in which an animal can have both the male role (fertilize) and the female role (give birth) in reproduction. Snails and earthworms are hermaphroditic animals. Intersex individuals, with one very rare exception, have either testicular tissue or ovarian tissue or no gonadal tissue at all. Even with that exception, it is not possible to bear a child AND to conceive a child. Many intersex people even have reduced fertility or are infertile. So, no, we are not hermaphrodites.