Here is the popular version of the rumor. Is it true Jamie Lee Curtis is a hermaphrodite? I heard she admitted it on Oprah.
Celebrities are always telling us that fame has its downsides — lurid gossip being one of them — and few could make a better case than actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who for two decades has been saddled with rumors that she was a hermaphrodite at birth (or, as it has been more crudely put, “born a male “).
This has never been proven, mind you, but most folks seem satisfied with the argument that it was passed along by a friend of a friend who knows a doctor who was told about it in medical school, or some variation thereof. If that doesn’t convince, they’ll probably point out that Curtis adopted her two children instead of conceiving. Oh, and she has a unisex first name. None of which, of course, proves anything.
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I would doubt the rumors from day one but it makes an interesting story to tell in a bar. Who doesn’t like such funny interesting stories to liven up a gathering. A friend of a friend told me that Jamie is actually a male who later went under the knife to become a women. HAHA.
See how troublesome Jamie looks as if she doesn’t like what is it being said about her in the internet forums.
I donâ€™t know if Jamie has a problem, unless she has openly spoken about itâ€¦
In anycase, HERMAPRHODITE is WRONG and IRRELEVANT.
If, and only if, there is a problem, this is NOT HERMAPHRODISM, which is defined as the presence of both male and female reproductive organs in the same personâ€¦ In addition, the HERMAPHRODITE, does NOT need a partner for reproduction. It can reproduce by itself, because it has BOTH types of reproductive organs.
Again, to get things straight. What may have happened here is the following:
The person was born as a MALE (chromosomes XY), but had what is known as â€œAndrogen insensitivity Syndromeâ€, also known as â€œtesticular feminizationâ€ and got treatment for that. In plain English?
1. The personâ€™s cells are MALE (have an Y chromosome, which defines â€˜maleâ€™)
2. The person was thus born with TESTICLES.
3. However, the person had â€œAndrogen insensitivity Syndromeâ€, also known as â€œtesticular feminizationâ€.
This means, that the testicles were INSENSITIVE (i.e. cannot respond to MALE hormones, ie. ANDROGENS, eg. testosterone). Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s called â€œAndrogen Insensitivityâ€. In other words, the person was born male, with male hormones, but these could not act on their targets, because their targets were insensitive to their actionsâ€¦ Hence, despite being a male and having all those male hormones, the person could not develop male characteristics.
4. The treatment of this rare, but well known medical condition is well known also. The testicles CANNOT be made sensitive to hormones. There is no way! Hence, the aim is to transform the person who is male, into female.
I.e. Castration (removal of testicles – because they may give cancer if they stay in there too long) + Female hormonal replacement therapy.
5. So whatâ€™s the outcome?
The outcome is: The person is STILL male on the inside, but LOOKS female on the outside. Hermaphrodism is irrelevant here.
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