Hermaphroditism causes difficulties in the attribution of the individual to any particular floor. He is one of the forms of intersexualism. Hermaphroditism has been known since ancient times. This phenomenon underlies the belief, common in the East and the West.

One view is that of Hermes and Aphrodite had a son of great beauty, called him a Hermaphrodite. When the boy was fifteen years old, he had been lusting after nymph Salmakida, but her love was not mutual. The nymph was inconsolable and at her request, the gods United it with the Hermaphrodite together to create a unisexual creature.
If you consider hermaphroditism from a medical point of view, nothing special here, at least in our time. The development of such a embryo is no different from the normal development of the child. However, already in the sixth week of life can be viewed two sexual system - male and female.
By the end of its development in the womb from nine-month-old fetus men instead of the normal prostate develops the rudiment of the uterus, the so-called "male dearest". The testicles correspond to the ovaries, seminal vesicles, uterine tubes, and the clitoris is an undeveloped penis.
Long hermaphrodites are divided into two types. The first are female hermaphrodites, that is, the manifestation of androgyny. And, accordingly, the male, the so-called gynandria.
In addition, hermaphroditism can develop the type of lateralis, that is, the organs of the male body are on one side and female on the opposite. There is also a type transversalis, when the internal organs correspond to one type, and outer otherwise.
Despite the fact that in our society, hermaphroditism is a disease, you need to understand that each of us has a double beginning, the opposite of our own nature. Oddly enough, but in ancient times, hermaphrodites were very honorable. This phenomenon was sung in ballads and poems, many deities were androgynous. So, do not think that people with this disorder worse than we are.
Treatment of hermaphroditism on an individual basis. When choosing the floor take into account the functional predominance of female or male body. Mainly conduct operations on the external genitals, but there are cases of operations, the complete elimination of hermaphroditism. After such operations there should be continuous monitoring of specialists, but overall the prognosis is favorable. Unfortunately, the procreation in such a case is impossible.