There is a high population in the United States born intersex, quite a great deal more than what people would think. There are nearly two births in every 100 with a baby that is intersex. This statistic means that up to 2% of the population can identify as intersex in the United States. Children born intersex do not identify as binary male or female. They may have different or mixed genitalia that puts them outside the binary range for classification. The number of intersex births is the same as the number of people born with red hair in the United States.
Compared to other countries and regions, Europe has one of the smallest percentages of the intersex population. With all the countries in Europe, only about 1 out of every 2,000 births are intersex. This statistic means that only 0.05% of the total population can identify as intersex. The low percentage of intersex births may be connected to certain countries within Europe that do not allow a non-binary identification at birth.
Australia has a significant intersex population. It is estimated that about 1.7 people in every 100,000 people are born with non-binary sexual identification. In Australia, this means that 1.7% of the total population is intersex. Although there is a high percentage of people born intersex in this country, organizations are still being developed to protect the rights of the intersex population.
Unfortunately, in India, there is not an option to identify as intersex. Often to referred to as a third sex or the third gender, intersex is not a viable designation in this country. It is estimated that intersex births occur with a similar occurrence compared to other countries in the world. Throughout the world, about 2% of the total population is thought to be intersex. However, recent attempts have been made to recognize intersex babies and give these people the appropriate rights and protection they deserve.
China does not use intersex terminology and essentially does not track the number of births each year identified as intersex. This policy was worsened with the "one-child" rule throughout China. Babies that were born intersex were pushed toward a male identification. Unfortunately, babies born with non-binary identification were often mutilated to conform to one gender or another. Human rights groups focusing on intersex identification have begun to form in the country.
In Canada, there is a significant amount of the population born intersex. It is estimated that nearly 0.24% of all births in Canada can be identified as intersex. Some high estimates of intersex births put the number closer to 0.36% of all total deliveries.