Baby born with male, female sex organs
MANILA, Philippines – Parents of a 1-year-old baby in Benguet are seeking financial help after they discovered that their child has two sexual organs and suffering from hydrocephalus.
The baby's mother, Virga Pilaan, said she thought her child is a boy after giving birth, but later found out that the baby is a girl.
“Parang na-circumcize nung lumabas siya, nung pinatingin na namin, lumabas na babae pala anak namin,” she said.
A surgeon said the baby’s condition is called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, wherein one of the symptoms is ambiguous genitalia, a birth defect where genitals do not have the typical appearance of either a boy or a girl.
“Ito ay inborn, nagkakaroon ng excessive sa adrenalin, ‘yung external genitalia ng babae, ‘yun ay lumaki kaya naging penis,” said surgeon Dr. Bayani Tecson.
The baby may undergo surgery, but her parents have decided to prioritize seeking cure for hydrocephalus.
The treatment will cost P100,000. The baby’s parents said those who wish to help may contact 09475372977.
“Nananawagan po kami kung sino man ang may mabuting puso,” said the baby’s father, Jason Pilaan. -- Report from KC Zalavaria, ABS-CBN News Northern Luzon