My ex husband has an Uncle that this was done to. I couldn’t believe it. His story was actually published in Readers Digest many years ago. He was born a hermaphrodite, male sex organs on the inside, “unknown” on the outside. The doctors had to inform the parents only because of the mixed organs. His parents decided to assign him female as it was easier. He struggled his entire life with his identity and had to take hormones in order to attempt to maintain a feminine appearance. This was in the late 60’s. I can not imagine how difficult it was. He has since undergone gender reassignment surgery and is living as a homosexual man and has never been happier. I’ll add that until he was a teen, the hormones were passed off as “vitamins” and he was never told of his forced gender assignment until it became absolutely necessary. I couldn’t imagine making that choice for another person.

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