Monday, August 1, 2011

Hermaphrodite No More!

The Telegraph (U.K.) describes the strange case of a farmer in India (and father of two children) who went to the hospital for a hernia operation and ended up receiving a hysterectomy.

The Indian man, identified as Ryalu, was admitted to a hospital near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, after complaining of severe stomach pains.

Doctors suspected a normal hernia, but when they carried out an exploratory operation they were shocked to discover it had been caused by a female uterus, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, a cervix and underdeveloped vaginal tissue.

Dr Pramod Kumar Shrivastava, a surgeon at the Chhindwara district hospital said the patient had external male organs, was fit from working in the fields, and lived a normal life....

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