Some will be true hermaphrodites, producing both eggs and sperm. In fact, biologists now recognise a host of conditions, both genetic and otherwise, which are labelled under the umbrella term 'intersex' - which replaces older terms such as 'hermaphrodite'. Mel C pairs a ladylike wrap dress with electric blue heels as she leads red carpet arrivals Chic 'You feel bad if you don't chew their food': For females, the tubercle becomes a clitoris. This can also occur in areas exposed to radioactive wastes and nuclear fallout from industrial wastes. The guevedoces were first discovered by a Cornell University endocrinologist Dr Julianne Imperato in the s who travelled to Dominican Republic after hearing strange rumours about girls turning into boys.
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These children will develop all kinds of problems later in life and are usually sterile. So called 'XX male syndrome' occurs in people who have two X chromosomes - one of which contains a significant amount of genetic material from a Y chromosome. Defiant Canadian finance boss Because the disorder is so widespread and accepted, the Dominican Republic now believes that there are three sexual categories, male, female, and pseudohermaphrodite. A panoramic shot of Salinas in the Dominican Republic where girls become boys file photo.