This ambiguous genitalia is often cause for further testing on DNA to determine whether the child is a boy or a girl.
It is currently estimated that about one in every 2,000 babies born have “confusing” or ambiguous genitalia.
"Some women have become ball-breakers," says Francine Kaye, known professionally as The Divorce Doctor, with an eponymous website.
Only occasionally do hermaphrodites actually exhibit the genitalia of both a male and a female; for example, a person might have a penis as well as a vagina.
In many of these cases, the doctors aren’t sure which genitalia the person has at birth: For instance, a female might appear to have a very large clitoris, or a male might appear to have a very small penis.
These photographs were never published in mainstream media.
A person who is a hermaphrodite has both female and male genital characteristics and can also be called intersex people.
the United Nations condemned normalising surgeries on children with intersex variations in a Special Report on torture as cruel, inhuman and degrading. As the availability of genetic screening of embryos increases, we can expect variations like 5-alpha-reductase deficiency to gradually disappear from the gene pool.