Teen born with male genitalia and raised as a boy gets pregnant after discovering he has ovaries


Mikey Chanel, 18 male, was born as a boy although Doctors and family members were stunned when she was born as a boy because as foetus Mikey was reveal to be a girl.

Mikey who was raised as a boy, is four months pregnant, although he felt differently right from childhood. 

“It was obvious to everyone that I was different right from the start”. Mikey, who lives in Boston Massachusetts, USA, said.

“At age five I’d be playing with aunt’s purses and putting on my mum’s lipstick. I never felt like a boy, I was quite effeminate and I never really went through a whole ‘boy puberty’ thing.

“I only have tiny bit of facial hair, I’ve always had a feminine shape body with hips and butt”.

She came out as gay aged 13 and later wondered if she might be a transgender.

The reality of her state was accidentally made known last year when she underwent some routine tests at the hospital.

“I have been having a weird feeling after peeing and after sex so they did an ultrasound of my urinary tract.” Said Mikey.

“They told me that I have a cervix, ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tube and that I could get pregnant if I wanted to.

“I actually thought it was a joke. I don’t even know this possible. I was like ‘haha where are the cameras?’, then they showed me my uterus on the screen.” 

Mikey was diagnosed with Persistent M llerian duct syndrome (PMDS), a rare condition in which a person has male external genitals with female reproductive organs internally.

Doctors advised Mikey to have an immediate hysterectomy.

“People with PMDS are susceptible to cancer and tumour and the risk is lessened if you have hysterectomy.” Mikey added.

“My male parts came back infertile, but I was told that my ovaries were functioning. 

“I was in a state of shock for couple of weeks, then I realized that I wouldn’t be able to have a child unless I carried it myself and soon.

“I always knew I wanted to be a parent, I used to play with baby dolls when I was little and I have always seen kids in my future, so I decided, it’s now or never I have to try and get pregnant.”

Mikey eventually got a sperm donor and sperm was implanted through the stomach, for she has no virginal yet via a process called ICSI. Fertilized embryos are then placed in the fallopian tubes during a laparoscopic procedure called ZIFT.

Mikey is now four months pregnant: “I was told there was only about a 20 percent chance it could work, but it worked, I was so shock, but happy. I can’t wait to be a parent.”

She added, “I feel more like a woman now than ever.”

Mikey is using her case to break barriers and stigma related to gender conformity.

“Nobody really speaks about this, most people have never even heard of it. There aren’t a lot of tests. Often it’s found accidentally like my case.”

“I feel like there should be more research. I’m just trying to educate people about it. Once people understand, it could break a really big stigma with gender and within LGBT communities.” 

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