Jenna Talackova was born with male parts, but went through recent sex change. But because she was not “naturally born female” disqualified her last week as a finalist in the 61st Miss Universe Canada pageant taking place in May. Now this led to many questions on those were born with both parts and had the surgery to be one sex .Ambiguous genitalia (also known as atypical genitalia) is a birth defect (or birth variation) of the sex organs that makes it unclear whether an affected newborn is a girl or boy. This condition occurs approximately once in every 4,500 births. The baby seems to have a mixture of both female and male parts. Parents and doctors conclude what sex the baby will be with the least amount of effect to reproductive organs. Causes include genetic variations, hormonal imbalances and malformations of the fetal tissues that would have otherwise evolved into genitals.
Now with the science aside, so how does this matter for the pageant? Now I understand that contestant, Jenna Talackova, lied on her application. But if it is because she is not “naturally born female” just made me think what else is not natural of pageants?
and many other features that was not from the way she was “naturally born”. So, why does this matter in dating?
I met a woman that was born a man. She was married and her husband had no idea, she was a he. So, this also begs to ask the question:
If you were her, would you tell him, even knowing you two will not have kids?
If you found out someone you are dating, dated, or married to was born of the opposite sex what would you say or do? How about if you are in love with them?