Pune, January 27, 2021: A 15-year-old girl had a shock of the lifetime when she came to know that she’s not a girl. Although born as a girl, her chromosomes are of a boy and not of a girl.
The girl who hails from Satara came for a medical check-up at a doctor in Pune as despite passing the age of 15, she had not attained puberty. When the doctor conducted the medical examination, it was revealed that the girl is not a girl, but a boy.
The doctor after the further investigation came to know that she’s having Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS). In this, a person is born with the chromosome of a boy having an external appearance of a girl.
Ruby Hall Clinic gynaecologist and endoscopic surgeon Dr Manisha Machave treated the patient. During the investigation, it was found that the girl has partial AIS. Androgen is a hormone found in boys. The breasts in the girl are not developed. Similarly, she does not have a uterus and ovaries. Her vagina too is underdeveloped.
The girl wants to lead a life as a girl. Her parents have supported her decision.