Java — A four-year-old child in Pasirhuni village, West Java, has been found with both male and female genitalia.
Around three months ago, the parents of the child, born a girl, noticed a small penis growing in the middle of her vagina, said Pasirhuni village chief Agus Suparman who lives near the girl’s house.
Agus said the child, currently undergoing a medical examination, had behaved like a boy, refusing to play with dolls and preferring to wear boys’ clothes.
Hermaphroditism is a genetic anomaly, gynecologist Hanny Ronosulistyo said as quoted by kompas.com.
Hanny recommended the child’s parents to allow their child to grow naturally and not attempt to force the child to act like a girl or boy.