Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Baby boy no penis

Baby boy born without a penis

Rodzake Namis and his wife Zatul Bazamah Abd Rahman are hoping medical experts can help fix Muhammad Nabil Mustaqim Rodzake’s shortcomings. – Bernama pic

KANGAR, June 16 – While the 10-month-old’s birth certificate clearly indicates his sex as male, a poser hangs over the child’s future.

Muhammad Nabil Mustaqim Rodzake does not have a penis.

When born without the male genital organ on Aug 10, last year, he was subjected to a DNA test, only to be confirmed he possessed more male characteristics. Thus, he was registered a male in the BC at the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital.

Met at the family home in Kampung Batu Lima near here, Muhammad Nabil Mustaqim’s mother, Zatul Bazamah Abd Rahman, said her son - the second in the family - was not only born without a penis but also without a right thumb, right ear and proper eye lids.

The family is now seeking help from medical specialists to “fix” the problem, she said.

Zatul Bazamah, 26, said her son was peeing naturally, through the anus.

“We are all sad just to think that he will grow up without the male’s most important organ, and the emotional stress that awaits him,” she noted.

Muhammad Nabil Mustaqim is now receiving specialist treatment both at the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital and Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar, Kedah.

“We have been told that our son needs to wait a little longer to determine a suitable treatment for the genital while his other physical defects could be fixed through plastic surgery when he is four years old,” said Zatul Bazamah.

Meanwhile, the baby’s father, Rodzake Namis, 34, hopes the treatment could be carried out sooner for fear that it might affect his son emotionally, if it were to be done when he was older. – Bernama

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