Medical report claims Pinki is a ‘male pseudohermaphrodite’

Medical report claims Pinki is a ‘male pseudohermaphrodite’. Pinki Pramanik ‘incapable of rape’, gets bail

The medical report of Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik hints that she is a rare case of “male pseudohermaphroditism”, according to the police.

Athlete Pinki Pramanik’s medical report says she is genetically male but anatomically not, bearing both male and female characteristics.

Doctors associated with the tests conducted on the Asian Games gold medallist called her condition “male pseudohermaphroditism” — in which genetic males develop female configurations and identities.

She has 46 XY chromosomes and yet may not be a man, per se. “The report shows her chromosome pattern may be male but anatomically she has both female and male organs, some of which are incomplete,” says one expert. Aha, but a “male genotype need not mean a man as an ordinary person understands it. Psychologically their desires may be male, but that may not be borne out physically”, chimes in another.

Pinki Pramanik is a 2006 Doha Asian Games gold medallist

Pinki Pramanik is a 2006 Doha Asian Games gold medallist

The doctor who conducted tests on Pinki said, “Male pseudohermaphroditism refers to individuals whose gonads are testes but whose secondary sexual characteristics or external genitalia resemble those of a female”.

“Male pseudohermaphrodites are genetic males (45, XY) who develop female configurations and identities and these individuals have testes but their genital ducts and external genitalia are female,” the doctor added. Asked if such a person is capable of committing rape, the doctor said, “Rape is a term which can or should be defined according to the circumstances and it should not have a generalised definition. So, it is very hard to say whether Pinki is capable of rape or not”.

We have conducted all kinds of necessary medical tests on her, whatever is possible considering the highest medical infrastructure as per the Indian standards. This much I can tell you that Pinki is not ‘she’ – neither genetically nor anatomically,’ a senior member of the SSKM medical board told Mail Today.

The expert said that the medical panel had conducted various tests such as collecting blood samples, other clinical tests, MRI, ultrasonography, hormonal study, and chromosomal test or Karyotyping. ‘Whatever was our finding was strongly supported by the test reports that we had done from a well-known state-run medical authority outside West Bengal,’ the expert said.

He said Pinki has male pseudo hermaphroditism that, as per genetic Karyotyping, refers to individuals whose gonads are testes (which are usually present) but whose secondary sexual characteristics or external genitalia may be underdeveloped or may resemble closely like a female.

‘The athlete has many predominant male features from both the chromosomal and anatomical aspects,’ a forensic expert, who was a member of the medical board, said. Pinki has 46 XY Karyotype which is normally common in a male body. Normal Karyotypes for females contain two X chromosomes and are denoted as 46, XX. Males have an X and a Y chromosome and are denoted 46, XY.

The doctors, however, said Pinki may not be capable of committing rape though she has predominant male characteristics. Pinki was granted bail after 25 days by the district and sessions judge court of North 24-Parganas on the basis of a preliminary medical report that she is physically incapable of committing rape. She was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs5,000.

On Wednesday, when she walked out of the Dum Dum Central Jail after 26 days, the sprinter claimed that she had been framed in the rape incident.

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Steve Crecelius, a photographer from Denver, was born with both male and female reproductive parts.

Steve Crecelius, a photographer from Denver, was born with both male and female reproductive parts.

A Colorado man who was admitted to the hospital for a kidney stone received surprising news when the nurse came back with test results revealing he was actually a woman.

Denver photographer Steve Crecelius said he’s felt a little different all his life.

“When I was about 6 years old, I started having these feminine feelings, but that was in the ’60s. Wearing my mom’s makeup, I thought I looked pretty,” Crecelius told ABC News.

So when he went to the emergency room five years ago, he wasn’t too shocked when the nurse told him she found traits of both genders in his ultrasound results.

He was intersex, meaning he had both male genitalia and internal female sex organs.

“The nurse is reading the ultrasound and says, ‘Huh, this says you’re a female,’ Crecelius said. “It was very liberating. I had spent so much energy after the age of 13 constantly evaluating how people looked at me and acted towards me.”

Steve, who now goes by “Stevie,” said his wife and their six children accepted his new identity right away.

“We told them individually. Some were in person and some weren’t,” Crecelius said. “Every one of them said, ‘We don’t care one way or the other. We love you for who you are and you’re still my dad.’”

Crecelius and his wife, Debbie, have been together for 25 years and she’s supported him every step of the way, including taking him to buy his first bra.

She told Crecelius, “You know, when I first saw you, I said to myself,  ’He runs like a girl.’”

“I think we were pretty good when she began to mourn the loss of her husband,” Crecelius said. “We worked through what we needed to. The concept of unconditional love is a larger story.”

Intersex is a term used to describe people who bear both external genitals and internal organs, such as testes and ovaries.

A person with the condition may have male genitals along with fallopian tubes and ovaries.

“The condition used to be called hermaphroditism, meaning that person can’t be identified as male or female,” Crecelius said.

According to the Intersex Society of North America, more than 1,500 children a year are born intersex.

For Crecelius, he hopes he can be an advocate for those born intersex and same-sex couples.

“I think of bullying, because I haven’t heard anyone talk about this. It’s important to talk about,” Crecelius said. “People need to be accepting and understand. I was born this way, and loving each other and supporting each other will always be the main factor in our household.”

Interesting Readings:

Two Sexes Are Not Enough – Physical gender is not always just a matter of XX or XY, girl or boy. Learn about a range of intersex conditions.

Revision on Abnormalities of sex determination and differentiation, Disorders of puberty – Discusses various possible sexual modes.

A Male Pseudo-Hermaphrodite: Jane Carden – Excerpt from ‘Woman – An Intimate Geography’

Counterintuitive Science: The Ultimate Woman Is A Man – A show that discusses the issue of people who give an impression of being a woman but are men in reality.

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