Chonburi mum seeks funds for toddler’s sex surgery

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A Chonburi mother is soliciting donations for gender-correction surgery for her 2-year-old boy, who was born a hermaphrodite.
A Chonburi mother is soliciting donations for gender-correction surgery for her 2-year-old boy, who was born a hermaphrodite.

A Chonburi mother is soliciting donations for gender-correction surgery for her 2-year-old boy, who was born a hermaphrodite.

Waranya Simmalee, 18, said little Thanathip, who she calls Max, was born with both male and female sex organs, but no anus. At birth, doctors operated to create an anus, but said the child was too young to resolve the other issues.

Max’s male reproduction system works correctly, but he has a woman’s reproductive system without ovaries. Waranya said she wants surgery to make him fully male, as she has raised him as a boy.

They live at her parents A77 Restaurant in Ban Suan and she said her wages are not enough to afford the 100,000-baht surgery.