On November 22nd, a true hermaphrodite was born.
It's being reported that many people from all over the world are flocking to see the child born to Ishwar Chandra Mahanta and Ahalya Mahanta of Nandasola village in Mayurbhanj district in Balasore, Orissa.
This baby has both male and female sex organs – one above another.
According to the parents:
"When the child was born we first thought it was a male baby. But after minutes we found both male and female sex organs"...
Doctors have confirmed that both sex organs of the baby are active as the baby is urinating in both the organs. Meanwhile, doctors are advising the parents to undergo a sex change on their baby because a ultra-sound revealed that it has a uterus...but the vaginal hole is not open. It will be easy for the parents to select the gender of female after the extra genital part is operated on.
The Mahanta family is a bit worried because they have no money for this type of surgery. They are requesting that someone come forward to provide further financial assistance.
To provide further insight into this situation, please click on the clip below. It's from the television show "Private Practice" and it shows a case were a set of parents are faced with having to choose the gender of their newborn child: