Ovulation in a cytogenetically proved phenotypically male fertile hermaphrodite

  title={Ovulation in a cytogenetically proved phenotypically male fertile hermaphrodite},
  author={Simon D. Parvin},
  journal={British Journal of Surgery},
  • S. Parvin
  • Published 1 May 1982
  • Medicine, Biology
  • British Journal of Surgery
An unusual case of true hermaphroditism is reported. The patient was a 32‐year‐old phenotypically male true hermaphrodite. Histology of his removed ovary suggested that ovulation had, at some time, occurred. He had also fathered a child and this is believed to be the first case of a cytogenetically proved true hermaphrodite who is fertile as a male. 

True Hermaphroditism in a Phenotypic Male without Ambiguous Genitalia: An Unusual Presentation at Puberty

The case of an adolescent boy with true hermaphroditism who presented with normal external genitalia and no sexual ambiguity and was referred due to progressive gynecomastia and arrest of puberty is reported.

Potential autofertility in true hermaphrodites

  • Z. Bayraktar
  • Medicine, Biology
    The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians
  • 2018
Findings show that true hermaphrodites with ovarian and testicular tissues are potentially autofertile.

True hermaphroditism: Geographical distribution, clinical findings, chromosomes and gonadal histology

The most common gonad in patients with true hermaphroditism, an ovotestis, was found in 44.4% of 568 gonads, and Histologically the testicular tissue was described to be immature and only twice was spermatogenesis reported while the ovarian portion often appeared normal.

[True hermaphroditism: experience with 36 patients].

The female sex of rearing seems to be the most adequate, and it is important to try to preserve, in these cases, the ovarian portion of the ovotestis, allowing the patient to have normal puberty and fertility.

Expression of Putative Sex-Determining Genes during the Thermosensitive Period of Gonad Development in the Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina

Comparison of gene expression profiles among amniotes indicates that Dmrt1 and Sox9 are part of a core testis-determining pathway and that Ar, aromatase, ERα, and Foxl2 are partof a core ovary-d determining pathway.



Pregnancy and childbirth in a true hermaphrodite.

A rare case of pregnancy and parturition in a true hermaphrodite is reported, who had an ovotestis on the left and an ovary on the right gonad, with a karyotype of 46,XX.


An 18‐year‐old Tanzanian true hermaphrodite became pregnant one month after reconstructive vaginal surgery. Chromosomal analysis of the mother showed a 46 XX constitution; a chromosome 21 carried a

True Hermaphroditism with Oogenesis and Spermatogenesis

True hermaphroditism exists when both ovarian and testicular tissues are present in the same person and it is particularly rare for the subject to exhibit oogenesis and effective spermatogenesis.