Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Hermaphrodite: Jose Ruiz or Jasmine Martinez

A 39 year old hermaphrodite born Jose Ruiz and later adopted the monkier Jasmine Martinez is planning to sue the Department of Corrections in Colorado reports Jose (or Jasmine) reveals that she was born with both male and female reproductive organs and was forced to be housed with men. Reportedly, the "Department of Corrections has a special housing unit for hermaphrodites and inmates going through a sex change, but staff decided she didn't belong there." And as a result, Jasmine believes that her civil rights were violated. During the scheduled interview with 9News, Jose (or Jasmine) admits that s/he refers to her condition as both intersex and hermaphrodite.

Story Continues...


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