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The possibilities of modern surgery There always have been such babies, but it wasn't until the post-World War II years that the American medical community developed the skills and tools to surgically correct genital abnormalities.Surgery soon became routine for the one in 2 000 children born with a genital malformation.
With a Y-chromosome present, the babies have testes and will produce testosterone, with the likelihood of a male orientation.Such a person has testes which are usually hidden in the abdominal cavity. The situation in South Africa In South Africa, as in the rest of the world, hermaphrodite babies are not unusual.The first two questions parents ask when their baby is born, are '"'Is it a girl or boy? ' In the case of hermaphrodite babies, both questions are difficult to answer, even though these babies are usually perfectly healthy in all other respects," says Dr Philip Henning, a paediatrician at the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town.“There is a fair amount of societal pressure on parents and doctors to make a decision one way or another.In many cases, hormonal treatment is sufficient and no surgery is needed,” Henning added.Many hermaphrodite babies have an extra sex chromosome, making them babies with 47 chromosomes instead of 46, including a XXY pair instead of either XX (female), or XY (male).But now many experts would like to see a change in that routine.
They contend that surgery should be put off until the child is old enough to have a say in the matter."The surgery isn't actually done for the baby," says Cheryl Chase, founder and executive director of the Intersex Society of North America.
"They do it, because they think it's disturbing to the parents.""When a child is born with unusual genitals, the doctors take over," Chase says.
"They say, 'We can fix it.' Parents don't have any information.""The problem is, doctors aren't necessarily the people in our society who have a special understanding of sexual issues or emotionally difficult issues," she says.'Protecting kids from ridicule'The medical establishment generally has defended the surgeries, saying that intersex children would be ridiculed for not conforming to societal expectations of genital appearance.
They are what they are.""Philosophers have known for thousands of years that identity is built in, but in the last half of the 20th century, we thought identity could be created by society," Reiner says.
Nature, not nurture In two studies, Reiner and other Johns Hopkins researchers found that prenatal exposure to normal male hormones determines male gender, even in chromosomal males born without a penis.
When surgery or hormonal treatment is considered, many factors are taken into account.