True hermaphrodite or ovo-testicular disorder of sexual differentiation (OVO-DSD) is the rarest variety2.
Therefore, abnormalities in sex differentiation can occur which may lead to true hermaphrodites, pseudohermaphrodites and gonadal dysgenesis etc5.
Case report: ultrasonographic appearance of ovotestes in a true hermaphrodite
The lawsuit says doctors, acting as agents of defendant hospitals, performed the surgery for the purpose of "assigning" the child the female gender despite their own conclusion that the toddler "was a true hermaphrodite
but there was no compelling reason that she should either be made male or female.
While this is certainly theoretically possible for a true hermaphrodite
, it is unlikely for many reasons.
Black people in Southern African have an unusually high prevalence of ovotesticular disorders of sex development (DSD), previously called true hermaphrodite
and today called intersex," says Dr.
The main difference between these specimens is the simultaneous presence of well developed embryos and hemispermatophores in Maury's specimen, which identifies it as a true hermaphrodite
Bilateral gonadoblastomas with a left sided dysgerminoma in a true hermaphrodite
(disorder of sexual differentiation) with 46, XY karyotype.
The occasional occurrence of scallops otherwise known to be true hermaphrodites
with an abnormal sex gonad development as those with only a male gonad can be explained by the possible very low frequency occurrence of nondisjunction of the two X-chromosomes expected in hermaphrodites, resulting in scallops inheriting only one X-chromosome (XO).
SRY gene expression in the ovotestes of XX true hermaphrodites
Individuals possessing both ovarian and testicular tissue (either as one ovary and one testis, or as what is called an ovotestis) were considered true hermaphrodites
There was no place, socially or legally, for true hermaphrodites