A teenager who was born and raised as a boy recently discovered to have gotten pregnant after finding out that he has ovaries.
According to Linda Ikeji Blog: Despite thinking she was a male, Mikey Chanel, 18, discovered she had, not just ovaries, but also a uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes.
Doctors and family were stunned when she was born because as a foetus Mikey was revealed to be a girl. However she arrived with male genitalia and was then raised as a boy.
But the teen always felt “he” was different when compared to male peers.
“It was obvious to everyone that I was different right from the start,” said Mikey, who lives in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
“At age five I’d be playing with my 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 a tiny bit of facial hair. I’ve always had a feminine-shaped body, with hips and a butt.”
Mikey came out as gay aged 13, and later wondered if she might be transgender.
The truth was only revealed by accident last year when Mikey was undergoing some routine tests at the hospital.
“I had 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 had a cervix, ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes and that I could get pregnant if I wanted to.
“I actually thought it was a joke. I didn’t even know this was possible. I was like ‘haha where are the cameras’? Then they showed me my uterus on the screen.”