11-year-old girl surgically corrected at Mulago to live as boy

The Endocrinology Clinic of Mulago Hospital has successfully operated an 11-year-old child to help her achieve her dream of living as a boy. FILE PHOTO

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  • Dr Theresa Piloya, a paediatric endocrinologist said even as there’s no clear data on the incidence because of stigma and other reasons, the treatment centre is currently seeing 39 individuals with such disorders and 28 percent of them are adolescents.

The Endocrinology Clinic of Mulago Hospital has successfully operated an 11-year-old child to help her achieve her dream of living as a boy.
The child was born a girl and raised as one. But according to her parents, her organs started changing as she grew older. What was thought to be a clitoris turned into a penis, a condition which, according to medics was caused by the presence of high levels of male (testosterone) hormones in her body.

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