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Teen Born With Male Genitalia And Raised As A Boy Gets Pregnant After Finding Ovaries

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A teenager who was born with male genitalia and raised as a boy has become pregnant just a year after finding out she has working ovaries.

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 fetus 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.”

Mikey was diagnosed with Persistent M Mullerian duct syndrome (PMDS), a rare condition in which a person has male external genitals, with female reproductive organs internally.

Doctors advised Mikey to have an immediate hysterectomy.

Mikey added: “People with PDMS are susceptible to cancer and tumors and the risk is lessened if you have a hysterectomy.

“My male parts came back infertile, but I was told that my ovaries were functioning.

“I was in a state of shock for a couple of weeks, then I realized that I wouldn’t be able to have a child, unless I carried it myself, and soon.

“I always knew I wanted to be a parent. I used to play with baby dolls when I was little and I’ve always seen kids in my future, so I decided, ‘it’s now or never I have to try and get pregnant’.”

Mikey underwent a series of fertility procedures, including ICSI, where donor sperm is injected directly into a woman’s egg to create a fertilized embryo.

Fertilised embryos are then placed in the fallopian tubes during a laparoscopic procedure called ZIFT.

The three fertilized embryos were implanted into Mikey’s fallopian tube via an abdominal cavity because she does not have a vaginal opening.

Mikey, who is now four months pregnant, said: “I was told there was only about a 20 percent chance it would work, but it worked. I was so shocked but happy. I can’t wait to be a parent.”

Teen born with male genitalia and raised as a boy gets pregnant after finding ovaries

Mikey has been prescribed estrogen to help with the pregnancy and she hopes to continue to transition further after the baby is born.

“I feel more like a woman now than ever,” she said.

Mikey is speaking out about her experiences to raise awareness of PMDS and help people understand that it is a normal medical condition that could happen to anyone at birth.

She also wants to break social stigmas related to gender nonconformity.

“Nobody really speaks about this, most people have never even heard of it,” Mikey said.

“There isn’t a lot of research about it and there aren’t a lot of tests, often it’s found accidentally, like in my case.

“I feel like there should be more research, I’m just trying to educate people about it. Once people understand it could break a really big stigma with gender and within LGBT communities.”

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Elon Musk Overtakes Bill Gates To Become World’s Second-Richest Person Within A Week

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Elon Musk has passed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person, only a week after he overtook Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to become the third-richest as Tesla’s share price continues to soar.

The electric car company’s value has risen following the announcement that it would join the S&P 500 index of leading US companies, driving its market value close to $500bn.

Mr Musk, 49, is now worth more than $128 billion (£95bn) as he owns 20% of all of the company’s shares, which have risen by more than 675% since 25 November last year, when they were valued at $67.27 (£50.33) each.

Tesla’s share price is currently valued at $521.49 (£390.20) a share, and if the growth continues, Musk could net a bonus deal worth a record $55.8bn. To trigger the maximum payout he has to build Tesla into a $650bn company by 2028, The Guardian reports.

Tesla is the most valuable car company in the world by share price, with a market value of just over $494bn (£370bn).

Just last week, Musk overtook Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in the third position.

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos remains at the top of the Bloomberg rich list, with an estimated net worth of $182bn (£136bn).

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‘Messi Told Me He Was Screwed When I Rejected Barca’ : Antoine Griezmann

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Antonie Griezmann, Barcelona and France striker has revealed that his initial decision to reject a transfer to Barcelona in 2018 angered superstar footballer, Lionel Messi.

Despite recent controversies painting a negative relationship between Messi amd Griezmann, Messi spoke positively about Griezmann joining the club in 2018, and the Frenchman has admitted the pair had a long conversation when he eventually joined the club.

“When I signed for the club I asked for forgiveness for delaying the move and saying I wouldn’t join Barcelona,” Griezmann told Jorge Valdano on the latest edition of Universo Valdano. “I told Lionel Messi that I would give everything on the pitch for the club.

“I spoke with Leo when I arrived and he told me that when I turned down the first chance to go, he was screwed because he had asked for it publicly, but he told me he was with me and I notice it every day.“\

Griezmann’s former agent Eric Olhats and uncle Emmanuel Lopes have caused controversy by saying Griezmann has a negative relationship with Messi but the striker says he has no relationship with both men .

“He (Olhats) was very important in my life but I don’t have a relationship with him anymore,” Griezmann said.

“I stopped having any relationship with him since the day I got married. I invited him to the wedding day, and he didn’t come. That’s why I stopped having a relationship with him.

“My uncle doesn’t know how football works. And in the end, the journalist ended up getting the statement out of him. I told Leo that I never speak to them, in fact, I don’t even have my uncle’s phone number.

“My parents don’t talk to Eric either, so who is going to talk to him? He can do a lot of damage, and create problems in the dressing room.”

Barcelona are struggling in La Liga, where they sit in 13th in the table – 12 points behind leaders Real Sociedad, albeit with two games in hand.

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‘I Saw Mahama Carrying 4 Coffins Coming Out Of A Pit’ : Owusu Bempah’s Latest Prophecy

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Owusu Bempah, founder and leader of Glorious Word Power Ministries has given yet another prophecy about NDC Presidential candidate, John Mahama.

Speaking on NET 2 TV, he claims he saw the former president in a revelation on Monday dawn carrying 4 coffins on his head, coming out of a pit.

“I had a vision, I saw an angel splitting the clouds into two. Then I saw a very deep pit, where ex-president John Dramani Mahama was coming out of carrying four coffins,” Rev. Owusu Bempeh said on Net 2 TV’s ‘The Seat’ show Monday evening.

Rev. Owusu Bempah alleged: “Former President Rawlings’s death was not natural; his death was spiritual. I had a vision in which I saw three different human hearts popping champagne and jubilating while the lifeless body of Mr Rawlings was resting on the table. These hearts were just jubilating and smiling while they were looking at the lifeless body of Mr Rawlings.

He then added: “I am a spiritual person and so I understand these things and know who those hearts stand for. Somebody in Ghana is looking for political power and he will never get that power. I will always say it because I am not scared of anybody. Nobody can kill me and so I will always tell the truth.”

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