I started with an XY chromosome set, but because those gonads didn't develop and produced no hormones, my body kept the Y chromosome but just didn't develop male parts.
So my body stuck along the default path of looking fully female on the outside, but having no functional female reproductive parts on the inside.
I always wondered why I did, and (thank you google) discovered Swyer Syndrome around 2008?
I then [told my doctors at my next appointment] and let them know. that makes sense.' I don't want to make [my doctors] seem negligent or paint them in a negative light, at all. Person A: I was 13 when I was first taken to a doctor to see why I didn’t get my period yet and so they ran a bunch of tests which they then noticed I had XY chromosomes with outwardly feminine characteristics and physique. I had been raised as male since birth, as I looked like a "normal" male.
The medical world advised that the only option was for me to live as female, which I did for seven years.
Before the final operation (castration) was due at age 16, I backed out, and was allowed to go back to a male role. I was so happy to be so unique, and I was so happy I'd have some weapon up my sleeve to prove my hated high school biology teacher wrong during her lessons on biological sex.
Since I don't produce natural estrogen, I take daily hormones to maintain healthy bones, sexual health, and emotional health.
I'd had vast pains in my stomach area, and after many examinations they realized I had a uterus, one ovary etc. If spotted at birth they would have assigned me female.
I had to have vaginaplasty to open my vagina and allow menstruation.
Woman B: I have a congenital Disorder/Difference of Sex Development (DSD) called pure gonadal dysgenesi, or Swyer Syndrome.
I'm an intersex woman without fully functioning gonads, or sex glands.