Friday, June 5, 2009

The Hermaphrodite: Charles Tabu



Sixteen-year-old Charles Tabu has had to live with the agony and pain of hiding a deeply entrenched secret pertaining his sexuality.

But recently when peers at school learnt of his sexual abnormalities causing him to be branded a hermaphrodite, he could not bear it anymore. He not only kept away from school but also attempted to commit suicide. Luckily, his uncle counselled him and promised to find a solution to his problem.

Although his mother gave him male names, she knew he had both the male and female sex organs – a thing that seemed to bother her mind because Tabu was her first born. Before the mother, Rose Nabyana, thought of settling down to have other children, she abandoned Tabu with one of her brothers Jonah Musagala at a village in Wanyange, Jinja, in 2004 and she has not been seen again. By then, an 11-year-old Tabu who was in Primary Four at Katonte Primary School in Mayuge had started developing breasts.

The uncle, who’s a security guard at MM College at Wairaka in the suburbs of Jinja, was initially oblivious about Tabu’s sex disorders – it only came to his knowledge late last year when he saw Tabu’s fully grown breasts and he received his menstrual periods.



“He came to me crying in November last year. He revealed his condition to me and told me how he has been hiding it from other people and I. He said he was going to commit suicide,” said Musagala, who immediately sought help to correct Tabu’s condition.

Doctors at the Jinja Referral Hospital, who have done an ultrasound scan on Tabu’s reproductive organs as well as hormonal and sex chromosome tests, have confirmed that he has more biological male features than the female ones.

We checked and he has no uterus,” explained Dr Benon Wanume, the Jinja Hospital medical superintendent. “What appeared like a vagina below his penis is actually his urethra that defectively opened at the bottom side of his penis and not at the end. He has testicles but they are atrophic (poorly developed).”

Story Continues...

7 comments:

  1. Madonna should adopt him.

    ReplyDelete
  2. @9:49...LOL

    I bet you his mother really left him with his biological father. Whoa I know his must be miserable. But what I done understand, If he dosen't have a uterus, why is he having menstrual periods. Shouldn't there be some sort of female reproductive organs because a menstuation occurs because of an unused egg that is peeling off the uterus (I think). I think tht he do have a uterus. Could be wrong!

    How can that mother live with herself for creating another human being with deformities and punishing him for it. His uncle could also be his father.

    ReplyDelete
  3. @ 12:59 PM

    WHAT IF THE MOTHER WAS RAPED BY A FAMILY MEMBER. SHE TRIED TO HIDE IT BUT THE CHILD STARTED TO SHOW ALL SIGNS! SO SHE COULDN'T DO ANYTHING BUT PACK HER BAGS AND RUN!

    THIS IS CRAZY. THE FIRST THING THE DOCTOR DID WAS SCAN TO SEE IF THERE WAS A UTERUS. I GUESS A HERMAPHRODITE IS WORTH MORE IF THEY CAN PRODUCE MORE HERMAPHRODITES.

    THIS PERSON IS PROBABLY HIDING OUT IN HOLLYWOOD AND PREPARING TO STAR IN AMISTAD PART II.

    ReplyDelete
  4. GIVE US "FREE" ESTROGEN PILLS!

    I know that this isn't a laughing matter BUT DAMN!

    ReplyDelete
  5. @1:14
    R O F L M M F A O

    That was a good one...lol

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yo he a ugly dude...whether man or women damn

    ReplyDelete
  7. Everyone knows that when a woman get their period than you can get pregnant. The doctors are lying and they are known to withold information especially in the case of a person born as a hermaphrodite.

    They are pumping estrogen into this person's body.

    Ten years from now this person will re-appear differently and who knows, he might show up on the big screen or the cat walk.

    ReplyDelete