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eunuch

 [u´nuk]
a male deprived of the testes or external genitals, especially one castrated before puberty so that male secondary sex characters fail to develop. See also castration.

eu·nuch

(yū'nŭk),
A male whose testes have been removed or have never developed.
[G. eunouchos, chamberlain, fr. eunē, bed, + echo, to have]

eunuch

(yo͞o′nək)
n.
1. A castrated man, traditionally employed as a harem attendant or as a functionary in certain Asian courts.
2. Often Offensive A man or boy whose testes are nonfunctioning or have been removed.
3. Derogatory An ineffectual or powerless man.

eu′nuch·ism n.

eunuch

Endocrinology A ♂ with sexual characteristics and appearance of a person who failed to mature at puberty

eu·nuch

(yū'nŭk)
A male whose testes have been removed or have never developed.
[G. eunouchos, chamberlain, fr. eunē, bed, + echo, to have]

eunuch

A man castrated before puberty. This results in the loss of the male sex hormones and the failure of development of the secondary sexual characteristics-the beard, the deeper voice from enlarged larynx, the adult-sized penis, and the characteristic male body shape.
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We are disgraced creatures and punished for an uncommitted sin," these were the painful remarks of a eunuch Shazia, at Guru's Dera in Rawalpindi
We are disgraced creatures and punished for an uncommitted sin," these were the painful remarks of a eunuch Shazia, at Guru's Dera in Rawalpindi"It is society's belief that we are born like this on our own will and deserve to be treated badly," she added.She said, "We were also supposed to have every right enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan as given to other citizens," adding that the transsexuals were deprived of their basic rights which forced them to adopt lowly means to earn their bread and butter.
Chapter two abruptly turns to the tradition of eunuchs in the Byzantine empire, inaccurately positing that the Ottomans simply adopted the principal Byzantine ruling institutions, up to and including the employment of harem eunuchs.
Millions of eunuchs with stereotyped roles3 live in Pakistan and are found as street beggars suffering from various issues4 and living in a pretty much poor area with extremely deteriorated mental health.5 There is no formal record about the citizenry of eunuchs as they are much dispersed.6
During the study eunuchs were experienced as difficult to interview, many a times they did not want to answer questions immediately.
The decision by the ruling Grand Alliance, headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar, is set to benefit hundreds of eunuchs who were living largely out of the social mainstream and mainly depended on raising money from dancing on social occasions for their survival.
Key words: Eunuchs, Gurus, Supreme Court Decision, Basic human rights, Pakistan
A resolution to this effect was passed at a eunuch convention in Gorakhpur last week and eunuchs from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have been asked to travel to Varanasi the coming week and begin door-to-door campaign for their candidate.
"Yes we will fight and contest elections , because neither has Congress nor any other politician has done anything for the welfare of the eunuchs here; the people are our parents, we live because of the people and we will fight for them," she said.
My late friend, Latif Kapadia, had soft corner for eunuchs. He believed they were better and more cheerful human beings than us so- called 'normal' people who always lived in some kind of tension.
But although the eunuchs could not father children biologically, they married, adopted and raised children, and generally lived lives very similar to their non-castrated peers.
CASTRATION can increase a man's lifespan by up to almost 20 years, a study of eunuchs has shown.