A 16-year-old hermaphrodite has benefited from a free corrective surgery by health professionals from Apridec Medical Outreach Group (AMOG) in collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) school of medical sciences in the Upper West Region.

The 16-year-old, prior to the surgery, was asked to make a decision about his preferred choice of sex, to which he agreed to remain a man, Accra-based Joy FM reported.

The medical team took some three hours to complete the reconstructive surgery.

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The beneficiary was before the surgery having a protruding stomach and highly inflamed breasts.

About 379 people also benefited from various treatments free of charge by the doctors from both univeristies. The doctors, numbering 37, spent five days working in five district hospitals in the region.

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A middle aged woman who had a leakage in her intestines was also attended to.The initiative is part of a medical outreach programme organised by the health professionals from both universities.

The programme also formed part of the KNUST Medical School's 40-year anniversary.