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A code set representing the biological distinction between male, female and intersex.


Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1


Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Male
2 Female
3 Intersex or indeterminate
Supplementary Values 9 Not stated/inadequately described


Guide for use:

Diagnosis and procedure codes should be checked against the national ICD-10-AM sex edits, unless the person is undergoing, or has undergone a sex change or has a genetic condition resulting in a conflict between sex and ICD-10-AM code.

CODE 3     Intersex or indeterminate 

Intersex or indeterminate, refers to a person, who because of a genetic condition, was born with reproductive organs or sex chromosomes that are not exclusively male or female or whose sex has not yet been determined for whatever reason.

Intersex or indeterminate, should be confirmed if reported for people aged 90 days or greater.


Australian Capital Territory 2003. Legislation (Gay, Lesbian and Transgender) Amendment Act 2003


The definition for Intersex in Guide for use is sourced from the ACT Legislation (Gay, Lesbian and Transgender) Amendment Act 2003.


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