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Gender Confusion

by Rathi Manohar on  December 23, 2010 at 8:02 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
A baby boy turned out to be a girl one month after being born to a couple in South Africa.

The baby appeared to have male genitals at birth and even doctors confirmed he was a boy.
Gender Confusion
Gender Confusion
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Four week after the birth, mum Madeleshia and hubby Kenneth sensed that something was wrong and took their baby to hospital where after some tests it was confirmed that the baby was a female.

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Toddler, Kenny Hiscock, had enlarged organs because of a rare enzyme deficiency, which causes abnormal hormone production.

The couple has now renamed Kenny as McKenzi and are considering surgery.

"The doctor told us McKenzi is not really male or female, but somewhere between," the Sun quoted the mother as saying.

"But we have a beautiful daughter, and we're both incredibly proud," she said.

Source: ANI
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Please wait for a few years until the child can tell us what sex they are. Then provide whatever surgery is needed. Otherwise we get it wrong one time in 3. Babies are not blank slates, the sexed neuro-anatomy is laid down early in development, long before birth. Genital appearance is *not* a completely reliable guide. See Sexual Hormones and the Brain: An Essential Alliance for Sexual Identity and Sexual Orientation Garcia-Falgueras A, Swaab DF Endocr Dev. 2010;17:22-35 "..in the event of ambiguous sex at birth, the degree of masculinization of the genitals may not reflect the degree of masculinization of the brain."
ZoeBrain Friday, December 24, 2010

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