- Around 160,000 intersex people live in Germany. For Austria, the Association Intersex People Austria (Vimö) could not give an exact number number, but assumes the situation touches 0.5 percent of the population, hence 43,500 people.
- In Germany, the Constitutional Court ruled last week that in future, apart from male and female, there should be the entry "inter" or "divers". The Austrian Constitutional Court (VfGH) has announced it will give a ruling in 2018.
- Sexual characteristics such as chromosomes, hormones, gonads or external genitalia are not clearly assigned to a gender.