For a girl to turn to a boy at a certain age might sound impossible, but in this village girls turn into boys at the age of 12. Bodily changes occurs at time of puberty such as voice cracking and mind swings are all common among boys worldwide, the transformations that some undergo at a remote village in the Dominican Republic is extraordinary Girls who are born in an isolated Caribbean village turn into boys when they hit puberty due to a rare genetic disorder linked to a missing enzyme At least one in 90 children
Puberty can be an awkward time for anybody, but spare a thought for the Guevedoce children of the Dominican Republic, who literally appear to change their sex when they hit adolescence. As covered by Michael Mosley in the 2015 BBC series, Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You, the remarkable case of the Guevedoces is a condition that affects just over 1 percent of the boys born in Salinas, a remote village lying in the southwest of the Dominican Republic. Guevedoces (literal translation "
Guevedoces: the ‘Girls’ from Las Salinas Who Transform into Boys When They Turn Twelve In a small remote village known as Las Salinas in the Dominican Republic, a number of children are born with a peculiar condition, and what makes it more peculiar is its high incidence. These children from this isolated village are born female but their sex changes as they grow up. They grow penises at puberty when they start to become boys. The village has attracted the attention of endocrinologist Dr. Julianne Imp