Doctors told him that it was period pains he was suffering; they were stunned to discover he had female reproductive organs — and a penis
Zhejiang: A man who went to hospital with stomach ache was told it was period pains — and he’s a woman as well.
The married 44-year-old from Zhejiang province, China, was experiencing period cramps, doctors told him.
Genetically, at least, Chen from China is a female. Representation pic/Thinkstock
And they were just as surprised as their patient to discover he had a full set of female reproductive organs as well as a penis — which had kept him and his wife happy for the past 10 years.
Being ‘Intersex’ affects one in every 2,000 UK births and there are roughly 30,000 intersex people in the UK. Intersex people may be genetically female, but physiologically male. Some will be true hermaphrodites, producing both eggs and sperm.
The man from Zhejiang province, China, visited his local doctor with his wife in Yongkang, where a CT scan showed the man had both a uterus and ovaries.
A further examination revealed he had a pair of female sex chromosomes. Therefore, genetically at least, Chen was in fact a woman.
Doctors said it was too late for Chen to seek medical treatment for his unusual problem as it was only effective for younger people.