Monday, September 21, 2009
Seven days after a hermaphrodite was born in India, the family called for doctors to perform the sex change operation.
After a sonogram was conducted, doctors confirmed that the child was a girl. In addition, the baby had male genital organs but female sexual organs inside the body.
The family knew that something was wrong, so they took the baby to a paediatrician and test confirm that it was born as a hermaphrodite.
The family belongs to a middle class strata in Rajkot, India.
If this family decided to keep the baby as is, doctors warned that the child would have psychological and social problems.
It took doctors three hours to perform the genital reconstruction on the seven day old newborn. Following this surgical procedure, doctors informed the parents that this child will live a normal life as a female.
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