Hermaphrodite

Sylvia Ty'Royal Richardson

*Condition of having both male and female  reproductive organs. A true hermaphrodite is an individual who has both ovarian and testicular tissue.

*The ovarian and testicular tissue may be separate or the two may be combined together.

*Sex chromosomes showing male/female musaicism (where one individual possess both the male (XY) and the female (XX) chromosomes pairs)

*They develop breasts during puberty and menstruate and in only rare cases actually produce sperm.

-Causes: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). it occurs approximately 1:14,000 births. This is when the adrenal glands over produce testosterone. It also has been recorded that  some people with this disorder has been exposes to progesterone-like drugs before they were born.

-Detection: Ultrasounds

-Treatment: Surgery is an option but its best to do it when they child is much younger. Test can be performed to figure out wither the child has more testosterone or more estrogen. If the surgery isn't done while the child is young it will be recommended as the child gets older.

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