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Intersex states may also be caused by a condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which occurs in about one out of every 5,000 newborns.
Treatment of intersex states is controversial.
Some people are critical of this approach, including intersex adults who were operated on as children.
This is not common among the intersex population.
A good example of this, which will be discussed elsewhere on this site, is the intersex condition, five alpha reductase deficiency.