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Originally Posted by noodle4u
On a side note, if you cant make a straight person gay, then you sure cant make a gay person straight.
Originally Posted by woobysma
Then, the other night, I came across a show about intersexed children. There was an adoptive mother who's son was born with ambiguous genitals and she fought for nearly a month with the hospital before she was able to bring him home intact (the doctors did remove his one testicle, claiming it was cancerous - and they did this during the biopsy surgery!!! Those must have been the fastest test results in history!!). The doctors wanted to make him a "girl". ...
Originally Posted by Frankly Speaking
There is a little more to this story. I hope you don't mind if I tell it. If you do, I apologize.
The child in question was born with a small penis and a single testicle. Other than that, he was normal. It was not known whether his penis would be large enough as an adult to penetrate his sexual partner. A single testicle instead of two does not mean that he could not sire children. Indeed, men who have only one testicle through birth defect or accident or disease generally have few fertility problems and lead successful sexual lives.
The pediatrician or family practitioner ( I don't remember which) had strongly lobbied the parents to have the boy changed from a boy to a girl and the parents had consistently resisted. The doctor told the parents that boys with only one testicle had a higher chance of testicular cancer and it was the prudent thing to do to have a biopsy performed. At first, the parents resisted but eventually gave in with the clear understanding that only a biopsy would be done and nothing else.
The boy was taken into surgery and a while later the doctor came out and told the parents that the test had come out positive and he had to remove his testicle. The mother asked to see the test report and the doctor would not let her see it. She finally put up such a scene that she got the report and it said there was no indication of cancer. None!
This doctor was so intent on a sex change operation for this boy that he castrated him thinking that at that point, there was no other alternative and the parents would be forced to consent. They did not. They were "considering" legal action against the doctor. I suspect they did not have the money to mount a lawsuit and were really trying to figure out a way to get it. I wish I knew how to contact them. David Llewellyn and I would make sure that money was not a consideration in them getting justice for their son and against that unethical ba*tard.
Originally Posted by momto3boys
What show was this on? Someone needs to get ahold of the producer and send a letter to him to give to the family. If the family's name was withheld this would be a good way to contact them to encourage a lawsuit. I'm sure the station recieved mail from the show. They would be bound to give mail to the family if it was entitled for them.
I'm in to donate some cash.
What a bastard that dr is! How the h*ll does he sleep at night?