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Mother Hides Child's Gender for Two Years

Mother Hides Child's Gender for Two Years

Mother Hides Child's Gender for Two Years

A toddler in Brazil has been temporarily removed from her mother's custody after it was discovered that the child is a girl and not a boy, as her mother had claimed to family. For two years the mother had passed her daughter off as "Samuel," even to her father, by dressing and grooming her as a boy and falsifying her gender on her birth certificate.

The mother's motive was to spare her daughter the possibility of sexual abuse. She herself had been abused as a child and, as The Telegraph reports, "did not want her daughter to suffer in the same way because she was a girl."

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