Alpha Centaurans were hermaphrodites, sometimes pejoratively referred to as "it". Nevertheless, the Third Doctor generally used masculine pronouns to refer to the Federation ambassador to Peladon. (TV: The Curse of Peladon)
Circa 2360, it became popular among humans to become hermaphrodites. In 2363, the fad ended. Wanting to find a way to quickly populate colony planets, the Earth government conducted experiments in super-fertility with some of the hermaphrodites. (PROSE: Dead Romance)
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In the real world, "hermaphrodite" is considered an antiquated, even offensive term, when applied to humans. The correct modern-day term is intersex.