In the Arab world particularly, knowledge and medicolegal frameworks about
intersexuality seem inexistent with no publications to date on the matter. Therefore, this
study aims to highlight certain experiences of intersex individuals in this region as well
as physicians’ practices. Hence, the authors suggest this first-of-its-kind study as a first
step to fill the enormous gap on the practices performed on intersex individuals in this
This article, by scholar Alfred Chabbour, Rim Chehab andElie Charro, seeks to explore gaps in service provision.