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Girls Who Grow Penises at Twelve

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Great fodder for a story:

In a village in the Dominican Republic, an estimated one in fifty children are born ‘girls’ before growing male genitalia during puberty.

The children are known as Guevedoces – roughly translated as “penis-at-12” – referring to the age they are when their physical appearance starts to change.

This extraordinary intersex condition – known medically as 5-alpha-reductase deficiency – has been documented for a new BBC2 series ‘Countdown to Life’ which takes a look at how we develop in the womb and how early changes impact us for the rest of our lives.

See the full story at Pink News


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