Transgender, pseudohermaphrodite, ambiguous genitalia…

Now that there is so much talk about transgender people, I wonder if someone was born a pseudohermaphrodite or with ambiguous genitalia and that is why they decided to ‘change’ their gender. According to the Royal Spanish Academy, a hermaphrodite person “has testicles and ovaries, which gives the appearance of bringing both sexes together.” Regarding ambiguous genitalia, the Mayo Clinic notes that ‘a child’s external genitalia do not appear to be clearly male or female. In a baby with ambiguous genitalia, the genitalia may be incompletely developed or the baby may have characteristics of both sexes. External sexual organs may not match internal sexual organs or genetic sex.’

Cases of pseudohermaphrodites in the DR

In the Dominican Republic, Dr. Teófilo Gautier Abreu (RIP) carried out important investigations into cases of pseudohermaphrodites in the country. He made discoveries that, as doctors Julio Rodríguez Grullón and Mariano Defilló Ricart point out, led to redrafting ‘the chapter on the formation of the external genitalia in medical textbooks’. A paper “published by Gautier, Peterson, Imperato, and Guerrero in the journal Science in 1974 shocked the world of endocrinology.”

Zanetti candle in Cultural Center of Spain

The Cultural Center of Spain opens this Thursday the exhibition: ‘Sail Zanetti 40 years later’. The artist, whose most international work is the Human Rights mural at the United Nations headquarters in New York, came to Santo Domingo as a political refugee when he was a budding painter. The walls of our country served as canvases where he perfected his art. The works that the CCE will exhibit are from the Mario Martínez Fernández/Gorka Gómez Solas collection.

Learn to dance merengue, salsa and bachata…

Do you want to learn to dance merengue, salsa and bachata? You have the opportunity now with Xiomarita Pérez, who is starting one of her traditional courses. You can start it today or this Thursday, at EdoRitmos, in Zona Universitaria. Call 809-383-4402 or email [email protected].

Femicides in the DR exceed those of Spain

The Dominican Republic, with just over eleven million inhabitants, had 61 femicides in 2022, according to data from the Fundación Vida sin Violencia. In Spain, on the other hand, with more than forty-seven million inhabitants, there were 49. (By feminicide, we refer to the murders perpetrated by partners or ex-partners of the victim). Something is seriously wrong with home and school education in the Dominican Republic. Is anybody doing anything about it?