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A 27-year-old Israeli woman, who was a boy for the first five years of her life, has recently given birth to her second child, a doctor at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot confirmed today. Doctors said it was possibly the first case in medical history of a sex-changed person giving birth. Her first baby was born three years ago and, like the second born a few weeks ago, was delivered by Caeserian section.

The unidentified woman was born with male sexual organs and named and registered as a boy. But soon after birth his parents noticed some unusual features and doctors established, after checks, that the infant had a full set of female internal organs. A first operation made her into a girl at an early age, with a supplementary operation performed at age 16. The woman married seven years ago and conceived after receiving hormone treatments.

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