Geuvedoces In The Dominican Republic

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In the Dominican Republic, there is a phenomenon that occurs in children going through adolescents. They are known as geuvedoces, which translates into “testicles at twelve”. These rare and amazing kids are born male, with XY chromosome, but do not physically appear that way until puberty. Up to that point in their life, geuvedoces are mistaken for females because their bodies do not make the hormone that normally achieves the male features. The penis is so small in size that it is confused with a female’s clitoris and the testicles are held inside their body, much like ovaries. At the average age of puberty, geuvedoces’ bodies begin to pump out testosterone and they go through a normal male adolescence. From this point on, they seem to have

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