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  • Sophia Young started feeling pain in her pelvic area when she was eight
  • Doctors discovered her ovaries were positioned abnormally 
  • As the 22-year-old got older, both reproductive organs developed
  • But her penis became so large that her parents stopped raising her as a girl
  • She wants to get rid of all the male parts so she can be ‘normal’ 
  • Ms Young was bullied in school, suspended, and dropped out in Year 11
  • She wants to earn enough money as a model for genital correction surgery

An Australian model who was born with a penis and vagina has kickstarted a modelling career despite being bullied mercilessly at school.

Sophia Young, born in Nowra on the south coast of NSW, was only eight-years-old when she started feeling pain in her pelvic area, and doctors soon discovered her ovaries were positioned abnormally, with one being much higher than the other.

As she got older, both reproductive organs developed, but her penis became so large that her parents stopped raising her as a girl, and changed her name to Harrison.

Now 22, Ms Young hopes to earn enough money as a model to fund her genital correction surgery and is in the process of changing her legal name from Harrison to Sophia.

Before she entered the modelling industry, Ms Young, who was initially raised as a girl in the regional NSW city of Wagga Wagga, was constantly bullied, suspended 11 times and kicked out of various schools, before dropping out in Year 11.

Sophia Young, born in Nowra on the south coast of NSW, was only eight-years-old when she started feeling pain in her pelvic area

Ms Young said the only reason she started modelling in the first place was to fund her genital correction surgery, which costs up to $60,000 in Australia.

The lack of modelling jobs available prompted her to start a Go Fund Me page to raise money for the corrective procedure, where she received almost $500 in donations.

On Saturday night, however, Ms Young removed the page and refunded everyone.

‘I didn’t want to feel like I was sponging off other people. I took it down because I feel guilty for taking money from people that work hard for it, I want to try get the money through modelling,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

But Ms Young said she doesn’t want to be a model forever, and eventually wants find a ‘real’ job.

Source: Inter-sex model Sophia Young with male and female genitals has a modelling career  | Daily Mail Online