Clownfish are initially male; the largest fish in a group becomes a female. Except it's wrong. I didn't want to tell him anything. For a single mother like me of average means it is an uphill task," she says Intersex: The intersection between law and science Kenyan law, according to John Chigiti, an advocate of the High Court, recognizes sex in a broad spectrum, "ranging between male and female. Sexual reproduction occurs when two worms meet and exchange gametes , copulating on damp nights during warm seasons. The Obando Fertility Rites in the Philippines , before becoming a Catholic festival, was initially an Anitist ritual dedicated to the hermaphrodite deity, Lakapati, who presided over fertility. But he says that sometimes "a baby won't physically manifest as distinctly male or female, due to ambiguous genitalia". I would love for him to continue being a boy if it is God's wish that he stays so," Cecilia says when we ask what she hopes for after her son, Joseph Ndung'u's diagnosis. Some are sequential hermaphrodites, who can transform from one sex to the other during their lifetimes, often in response to environmental cues. One possibility is what I suggested earlier, in regards to sea slugs, which is to talk about the animal who is penetrated and the animal who is penetrating. Basically, Varley chooses to describe hermaphrodite sex in the most granular, detailed way possible, by using this chart. Just when everything seemed to be looking up, tragedy struck. If a baby has XX chromosomes they are female. Sequential hermaphrodites can be divided into three broad categories: Protandry: Where an organism is born as a male, and then changes sex to a female.