Aligarh: The doctors at J N Medical College were left baffled when they found a twenty year old female possessing a male organ and testes instead of a uterus and ovaries. The woman, Seema (not her real name) belonging to a nearby village was brought to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College after being discovered that she did not qualify as a woman and was suffering from an “ambiguous genitalia” disorder described by the doctors at J N medical College as “partial androgen insensitivity syndrome”.
Dr. Arshad Hafeez Khan, Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery said that the rare physical disorder in Seema was discovered when she was married and the very next day her husband returned her to her father’s house. The aggrieved family brought Seema to J N Medical College.
Dr. Arshad Hafeez Khan along with Dr. Manal Mohammad Khan and Dr. Moinuddin of Department of Plastic Surgery operated upon Seema and succeeded in removing the testes and creating a functional vaginal canal. Besides, “the male organ was transformed into a clitoris”. Some important female hormone drugs were also administered on Seema in order to develop the female organs in her.
Dr. Khan pointed out that now Seema could lead a successful sexual life, however she would not be able to conceive.