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Has anyone heard of the Guevedoces? I just learned about them the other day. The earliest article I have seen is from 2015: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34290981


1% of the boys in this village in the Dominican Republic live as a girl with a vagina until puberty, at which point they grow penises and become fully fertile men. Apparently these boys normally feel like boys growing up including preferred playmates, toys, etc. This speaks volumes in favor of gender and sex being separate.


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I have known about it for some time, and it is genetic and hormonal issue.  There are other equally as fascinating problems involving hormonal and related issues.  The list is pretty long although it is too late tonight for me to find my resources in my mess on my computer desk tonight.  It fits into Intersex territory which is wider than most of us imagine and more varied than most peoples imaginations will tolerate.

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2 hours ago, Belle said:

This speaks volumes in favor of gender and sex being separate.

This is so interesting...I had never heard about this.  I also thought that the research finding “that hormones in the womb matter more than rearing when it comes to your sexual orientation.” was intriguing too.

This weakens even further the idea that you can change sexual orientation with conversion therapy.


Thanks for sharing this article, Belle,

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Interesting read. I take finasteride, now I know it was a result of these people that the drug exists. 

As Vicky has said, the spectrum of intersexuality is really a wide spectrum in both how it occurs and how it presents. I just listened to a recent What the Trans podcast where they interviewed to lovely folks regarding their experiences. There is definitely some experiences with the wider Trans community. 

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I had not known about this condition.  Thank you for sharing there.





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I had never known of this before. Thanks.

Eye opening.


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