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Taiwanese woman finds out she has testicles
straitstimes.com ^ | Oct. 20, 2011

Posted on 10/20/2011 7:22:11 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Sin Chew Daily reported that a Taiwanese woman was shocked when a gynaecologist told her that she had testicles.

The woman, 34, decided to consult a specialist after experiencing pain in her genital area.

It was her first time seeking treatment from a gynaecologist although she had never experienced menstruation in her life.

The check-up also showed that the woman did not have a uterus. When asked why she had not sought treatment or medical advice about her menstrual problem, the woman was lost for an answer.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: birthdefect; china; healthcare; medicine; napl; taiwan; thelostboys; walkonthewildside
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1 posted on 10/20/2011 7:22:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If my aunt had balls, she would be my uncle.


2 posted on 10/20/2011 7:27:58 PM PDT by jra
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In before the article is zotted!


3 posted on 10/20/2011 7:29:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tell her to give them back to Barry...


4 posted on 10/20/2011 7:29:30 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s nuts.


5 posted on 10/20/2011 7:30:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: GSP.FAN

LOL


6 posted on 10/20/2011 7:32:18 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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7 posted on 10/20/2011 7:32:31 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Free ThinkerNY

that qualifies her to be secretary of state, or secretary of HHS, or even a supreme court justice!


8 posted on 10/20/2011 7:33:25 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“That`s a MAN baby, YEAH!”


9 posted on 10/20/2011 7:34:15 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“No uterus. No period. Testicles. My considered medical opinion is that you’re a dude.”
Dr. Sum Ting Wong


10 posted on 10/20/2011 7:34:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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Name Another Site Where You Can Get As Much Information

Can't Think Of One?

Then Why Don't You Donate

11 posted on 10/20/2011 7:34:25 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: digger48

You owe me a Heimlich maneuver! Too funnny!!!


12 posted on 10/20/2011 7:35:25 PM PDT by miele man
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

Ping


13 posted on 10/20/2011 7:36:32 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She’s one step ahead of Baraq.


14 posted on 10/20/2011 7:36:48 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: tumblindice

Or a shemale. Look it up. Or better yet, don’t.


15 posted on 10/20/2011 7:37:13 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: jra

Why is that someone always steals my thunder?


16 posted on 10/20/2011 7:37:33 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Slings and Arrows; Chode

“Sin Chew Daily reported that a Taiwanese woman was shocked when a gynaecologist told her that she had testicles. “

WTF??????

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

So you men out there in FReeperland please tell me how do you have testicles and not notice it?


17 posted on 10/20/2011 7:40:11 PM PDT by Morgana ("Since using your shampoo my hair has come alive!" ----Medusa)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Taiwanese woman finds out she has testicles
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Usually I claim the Post of the Day.

However this thread was soooo unusual that I hearby give it a new catagory, THREAD HEADLINE OF THE DAY.

Except I cannot imagine one coming close to it in doubletake magnitude for the next week.


18 posted on 10/20/2011 7:41:14 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My uncle used to love me, but she died.......


19 posted on 10/20/2011 7:41:31 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shes one up on Boehnner and Mitch McConnell.


20 posted on 10/20/2011 7:43:15 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Morgana

We sure notice when something snags, or we get too close to something.


21 posted on 10/20/2011 7:43:15 PM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

22 posted on 10/20/2011 7:45:26 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Next week, on Dancing With The Stars ...”


23 posted on 10/20/2011 7:46:31 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It was her first time seeking treatment from a gynaecologist although she had never experienced menstruation in her life.

Female pseudohermaphroditism. Genetically male, phenotypically female. One cause is an androgen receptor defect. All infants start out phenotypically female. A masculinizing dose of hormones initiates the change to phenotypically male. If someone is genetically male and has androgen receptors that cannot dock with androgen hormones, he will develop as an infertile, non-menstruating female.
24 posted on 10/20/2011 7:47:01 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
http://www.isna.org/faq/conditions/ais

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, or AIS, is a genetic condition, inherited (except for occasional spontaneous mutations), occurring in approximately 1 in 20,000 individuals. In an individual with complete AIS, the body’s cells are unable to respond to androgen, or “male” hormones. (“Male” hormones is an unfortunate term, since these hormones are ordinarily present and active in both males and females.) Some individuals have partial androgen insensitivity.

In an individual with complete AIS and karyotype 46 XY, testes develop during gestation. The fetal testes produce mullerian inhibiting hormone (MIH) and testosterone. As in typical male fetuses, the MIH causes the fetal mullerian ducts to regress, so the fetus lacks uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix plus upper part of vagina. However, because cells fail to respond to testosterone, the genitals differentiate in the female, rather than the male pattern, and Wolffian structures (epididymis, vas deferens, and seminal vesicles) are absent.

The newborn AIS infant has genitals of normal female appearance, undescended or partially descended testes, and usually a short vagina with no cervix. Occasionally the vagina is nearly absent. AIS individuals are clearly women. At puberty, the testes are stimulated by the pituitary gland, and produce testosterone. Because testosterone is chemically very similar to estrogen, some of the testosterone converts back to estrogen (“aromatizes”) in the bloodstream. This estrogen produces breast growth, though it may be late. Women with AIS do not menstruate, and are not fertile. Because the development of pubic and underarm hair, in women as well as in men, depends upon testosterone, most AIS women have no pubic or underarm hair, but some have sparse hair.

25 posted on 10/20/2011 7:49:39 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Free ThinkerNY; mikrofon; martin_fierro

Formosa her life, she didn’t realize she had a problem.


26 posted on 10/20/2011 7:50:09 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Taipei personality.)
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To: digger48

+1 internets.


27 posted on 10/20/2011 7:51:27 PM PDT by Vide
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To: Morgana

Look at your average republican congressman.


28 posted on 10/20/2011 7:52:36 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: aruanan

`Oklahoma Crude’ (1973) George C. Scott & Faye Dunaway

Mason: You don’t like men much, do you?
Lena: No.
Mason: Maybe you’re the kind who prefers women.
Lena: No. Women are even worse; they try to be like men, but they can’t cut it. I’d like to be a member of a third sex.
Mason: Third sex? Mmm-hmmm. Well, which article would you have - the one that goes in, or the one that goes out?
Lena: Both.
Mason: Well, which one would you favor?
Lena: Both. If I had both sex organs, I could just screw myself, couldn’t I? Well, couldn’t I?
[Mason gets up to leave the shack]
Lena: Aren’t you going to finish your soup?


29 posted on 10/20/2011 7:54:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My wife lends me mine periodically.

Cheers,
Jim


30 posted on 10/20/2011 7:58:23 PM PDT by gymbeau (Free Tibet! (limit two per customer))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The woman, 34, decided to consult a specialist after experiencing pain in her genital area. “

Hurts when they get hit, doesn’t it lady?


31 posted on 10/20/2011 7:58:47 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: eartrumpet
Hurts when they get hit, doesn’t it lady?

LOL The only way they'll know is to have 'em. Some of the worst pain ever.

32 posted on 10/20/2011 8:01:00 PM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: Morgana
So you men out there in FReeperland please tell me how do you have testicles and not notice it?

I'm not a man, but I imagine from her situation (raised as a woman, never menstruated, never noticed any male genitalia, was informed by a doctor that she has no uterus but does have testicles) that the testicles were undescended.

Her situation is consistent with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/androgen-insensitivity-syndrome

33 posted on 10/20/2011 8:01:16 PM PDT by Tea Party Hobbit (The RINOs lack all conviction, and the Dems are full of passionate intensity)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m thinking quite a few of our Repubs need to see if they can find their long lost testicles as well.


34 posted on 10/20/2011 8:05:41 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Taiwanese woman finds out she has testicles

She could move to the US and become an effective Republican candidate.

35 posted on 10/20/2011 8:06:42 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hate when that happens.


36 posted on 10/20/2011 8:10:34 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Morgana
if true, my guess is they are very small and she always had them, but didn't know what they were...
37 posted on 10/20/2011 8:12:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Allegra; CSM; dayglored; Dutchgirl; Eaker; GQuagmire; IYAS9YAS; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; ...
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GENITALS
PING

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38 posted on 10/20/2011 8:13:58 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson
When asked why she had not sought treatment or medical advice about her menstrual problem, the woman was lost for an answer.

"I just never felt very ... teste."

39 posted on 10/20/2011 8:21:24 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Sin Chew pinged me...)
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To: martin_fierro

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Tipton


40 posted on 10/20/2011 8:22:51 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: jra

lol.

I guess he/she can decide what they want to be these days...

heh

/sarcasm


41 posted on 10/20/2011 8:28:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: packrat35

42 posted on 10/20/2011 8:30:22 PM PDT by petenmi
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To: martin_fierro

I thought there would be a more specific ping list for this kind of thing. :^)


43 posted on 10/20/2011 8:30:29 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Morgana

The neutral gender of humans is female.
Female anatomy is internal. Male anatomy is external. If the male organs don’t form right and descend, a genetic male looks like a female.
So if the testes and penis fail to form correctly, you get what looks like a girl. Then its raised as a girl for most of human history. No uterus, no period. But with poor nutrition, genetic defects, chronic illness or hormonal abnormalities, lack of a period throughout life is not unknown for real women.

A baby in the US would be sonogrammed, genetically tested, and they say “Ok, kid has un-descended testes. If they don’t come down, we’ll do the surgery (cut a slit and pull it out).” The penis isn’t truly formed, just becomes a large head of the clitoris. And being a girl in Asia, it’s fairly certain that the family ignored medical issues because “it’s a girl”.


44 posted on 10/20/2011 8:32:33 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: petenmi

45 posted on 10/20/2011 8:35:32 PM PDT by petenmi
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To: Morgana

The testicles were probably undescended, one on each side of her vagina, but in the groin - unable to be felt or seen. She probably had pain like a hernia and undoubtedly thought it was something along those lines if she asked around.

As far as never having a period, well, I guess that would be her “normal.”


46 posted on 10/20/2011 8:37:38 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think there was a song written about her.

47 posted on 10/20/2011 8:40:57 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Morgana

When they stay inside your body and you don’t have a penis, either?

There are conditions where this happens, the child appears to all measures to be a girl, but the vagina is a blind pouch and the “ovaries” (which are really testes) have a tendency to become aggressively cancerous.


48 posted on 10/20/2011 8:45:22 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (Gohmert ROCKS!)
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To: HangnJudge
Jame Retief of the CDT (science fiction diplomat in the novels and short stories by Keith Laumer) had a great quip about this to an alien member of a species who reproduced asexually.

"I don't get it; you claim there are two types of [Terrans], male and female. Frankly, you all look alike to me."

"Oh, there's a vas deferens between us," Retief assured him.

By the way, I find your screen name singularly appropriate to this thread.

Cheers!

49 posted on 10/20/2011 9:51:40 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: aruanan; HangnJudge
You're confusing them with facts! They want to mock this woman.

The juvenile posters won't want to read what you've written but thank you for posting it anyway.

50 posted on 10/20/2011 10:23:04 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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