Hermaphrodite Self Impregnates And Gives Birth! Truth Or Fiction?

In nature there are a few creatures that are true hermaphrodies like earthworms that can inseminate and reproduce from one being.  It is more common in nature for an animal to be able to ‘change sex’. However in the vast majority of living things on this planet

true hermaphroditism

is not possible as it would require functional male and female sexual reproductive systems to be present at the same time.

Intersexuality is a more apt category that persons deemed to be hermaphrodites should be put in.  Intersexuality is a term used to describe conditions a person with reproductive sex organs that do not fit what is generally accepted as male or female has.  However as science tends to categorize and classify things to micro-manage every scenario possible classifications have become finite including including genuine hermaphrodites, male pseudohermaphrodites, and female pseudohermaphrodites.  One in 5000 people born have some form of intersexuality issues but to this date there is no know person that has had genuine hermaphroditism.

Generally anyone that has an intersexuality issue will find that the cause is hereditary and some conditions like Andogen Deficiency Disorder in male babies mean that lack of testosterone and other male sex hormones will create conditions with the testicles, hypothalamus and pituitary glands.    This disorder can also appear later in life if testicles are damages or the body stops producing hormones.  If left untreated the male sex organs will decrease in size giving an androgynous appearance, hence the name.  It can also appear in the chromosomal disorder Klinefelter’s Syndrome where children are born with an extra X Chromosone.

Whilst in the womb is a female embryo does not finish producing their reproductive system it is possible that they will not develop a vagina.  This is called Vagina Agenesis.   In some cases when born doctors will discover that not only do they not have an external vagina but also do not have a cervix or uterus this being Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome and according to the National Institute of Health it occurs in 1 in 4500 newborn girls. This can only be fixed by intensive treatments or even cosmetic surgery but will not allow the persons reproductive system being able to function properly.

In fact you would be surprised at the amount of intersex conditions like –

5-Alpha Redutase Deficiency – Where there is male and female organs or a mix of from birth.

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome – Embryo produces mullerian inhibiting hormones and testosterone.  Men have shrunken testes and women have reduced or no productive organs.  Most AIS sufferers cannot reproduce.

Aphallia – Male being born without a penis.

Clitoromegaly – Extremely large clitoris

Congenital Adrenal Heperplasia – Most common intersex issue when the adrenal glands when trying to make corison make unusual high levels of other hormones

Gonadal Dygenisis – Partial or complete testicle deficiency.

Hypsopadias – Male pee hole is located under the head of the penis.

Micropenis – When a penis is extremely small termed 46,XY karyotype.

Mosaicism – When a person has varying versions of chromosones in his cells

Ova-Testes – Tru Hermaphroditism

Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome – Ambiguous Genitalia

Progestin Induced Virilization – Prenatal ingestation of an androgen known as progestin causes enlarged clitoris and fusing of the labia

Swyer Syndrome – A child born looks normal with minimized gonads that are not functional

Turner Syndrome – only on x chromosone present and are either 45,XO or 45,X.

 

Double Gender
Intersexuality

Could an intersex person get him/herself pregnant (or as specialists put it, “auto fertilize”)?

First you have to consider what is required to inseminate and then to deliver.  You need a healthy sperm and an egg and a route for the two to meet. There have been instances in history when a true hermaphrodite has a working penis and a vagina.  Then to come to term there must be a womb for the embryo to grow and means in for it to get sustenance and finally a method in which it may be delivered.

Many doctors say it is impossible but historically the first account of self-fertilization in history is ascribed to Juanita Franciscella, a Spanish street artist also known as the

“bearded woman of Castilla”,

who in 1483 is said to have given birth to a child of her own conception. The birth was judged heretical by the Spanish Inquisition and she was burned with her child at the stake.

True Hermaphrodites
Hermaphroditic Birth

Recently in February of 2016 it was widely reported in the media that a 19 year old Jose Maria Garcia from the Phillipines who was born with both ovaries and testes allegedly gave birth to hermaphrodite twins at the Amisola Maternity Hospital, Manilla.  It is alleged that she was self impregnated.

Regardless of whether this birth is found to be true or not it is widely accepted that although it can happen outside of single cell organisms the more complex the reproductive system the more unlikely it is possible to occur.  Theoretically it has the potential to happen but realistically it has not or will ever.  When talking about intersexuality it is usually a blend of both male and female characteristics but neither is complete.

But with all these medical breakthroughs and intersex, intersexuality and gender issues.  What may the future hold?

 

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