Breaking the stereotype, Pakistani parents have taken a bold step by changing gender of their kid after they came to know that the child had major physical traits of the other gender in contrast to the one declared by doctor at the time of the child’s birth.
Conventionally, when an intersex child is born, parents of that child abandon him/ her and eventually he is adopted by the transgender community in Pakistan.
However, parents of Ayaan Ali chose to get the kid operated to change its gender to female. Mother of the kid said that doctors told them that they had a baby boy, but when they reached home and she changed Ayaan’s diaper she realized that it had major physical traits of a girl.
It is encouraging that Ayaan’s parents, who already have two daughters, did not leave their child in distress and provided her the much needed support. The child’s gender has just recently been altered when she turned three.
The mother said that Ayaan loves wearing bangles, applying lipstick and wearing girls’ clothes. They have decided not to change name of the child.