Meet Maher Ibrahim Borhan, the Filipino man from Cotabato City, Mindanao who was born as female but was later scientifically proven to be a male. And no, he is not a lesbian and he did not underwent any operation. He is known to be a male pseudohermaphrodite, a man with female organ, instead of male ogran. Watch his very rare story on the video below.
Featured at Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (KMJS) at GMA-7 on Sunday, April 8, Maher Ibrahim Borhan was born on April 26, 1993 as Merfat Ibrahim Mohammad, a female. And being the first child in family, her parents bought her nice dresses and loves to wear lipstick. But while growing up, she started to notice that she’s becoming a man.
Instead of having a woman’s breast, Merfat Mohammad noticed that her chest is flat and hard. She also started to have a moustache, and her voice sounded like a male. But more importantly, she did not experience having monthly period just like any other teenage girls. When she was in Grade 6, she also started liking girls, instead of boys.
In his lengthy Facebook post last March 20, Maher Ibrahim Borhan said he attended their JS Prom in high school as a girl, wearing a nice gown, make-up, high-heel shoes, and a bra even if he is flat-chested. When he was enter college, his medical examinations revealed that he has no ovary, fallopian tube, and other female internal organs.
He took up Computer Engineering in college in 2009, but only finished one semester because he cannot take the pressure of his sexual identity crisis. In fact, he stayed at home for 6 months, from October 2009 to March 2010. But in April 2010, he went to Davao to continue his studies, after several tests have proven that he is really a male.
In June 2011, Maher returned to Cotabato until he finished college in April 2015. But as expected, it was not easy. Many people who know him was shocked to know that he is a male, and he became the favorite topic in gossips. But despite having a stressful life, he accepted that he is really a male, and has found a woman who loves him for what he is.