Woman finds out she is a man after 30 years

Saradha Natarajan

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A 30-year-old woman in Kolkota found out that she is man while undergoing a treatment at the hospital. The woman was under treatment for abdominal pain. During her medication, doctors discovered that she was a ‘man’ suffering from testicular cancer. Reports stated that two of the woman’s maternal aunts also suffered the same condition.
The woman’s sister also took certain tests that revealed that she was diagnosed with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. It is a condition in which a person is born genetically male but has all physical traits of a woman. Dr. Dutta, who examined the woman said that from her appearance she is a woman. “Her voice, developed breasts, normal external genitalia, everything is that of a woman. However, uterus and ovaries have been absent since birth. She has also never experienced menstruation,” Dr Dutta told PTI.
The doctor stated that it is a very rare condition that can be found one in every 22,000 people. After the test reports suggested that the person has a “blind vagina”, doctors decided to conduct Karyotyping test, which revealed that her chromosome complement was ‘XY’ and not ‘XX’, as found in a woman. “As her testicles remained undeveloped inside the body, there was no secretion of testosterone. Her female hormones, on the other hand, gave her the appearance of a woman,” Dr Dutta stated.
For 30 years the woman has led a normal wife and has been married to a man for almost a decade now. The couple had been trying to conceive a baby for long time and it has failed. Doctors said that they are currently we are counselling the patient and her husband, advising them to continue living life as they have been.

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

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