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Physically Confused Man Refused Monkhood

in THAILAND, 18/11/2012

Krittapak Duangchai, 30, is a hermaphrodite, a rare condition of having both male and female sexual organs. In Krittapak’s case it even extends to monthly menstruation. The confused man understandably attempted to enter the monkhood at a local temple, the but Abbot, who probably was equally confused, has barred him from ordaining and living with other monks.

Khun Krittapak said he had been both a man and a woman since he was born and this had caused him much confusion when growing up.

But after tests showed that he had more male hormones than female ones, he decided he wanted to become a real man and have his vagina surgically removed, something a poor northerner can’t afford.

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