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At 13 years old, Sean Saifa Wall was admitted to hospital with pain in his groin. He says that he was given very little information about what might be causing it, and doctors didn’t discuss different options for treatment with him. He was told that his testes had to be removed immediately.

“I remember before surgery… I asked the nurse what was going on, and [she] was saying that I have these gonads that need to be removed. I’m 13 – I don’t know what gonads are.” The nurse told Saifa that it was because “they’re not good”. To Saifa it sounded logical: “If it’s not good and it’s in my body, it probably should be taken out.”

But today he still doesn’t know what, if anything, was dangerous about keeping his testes or what was causing the pain.

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Image: By Fiver, der Hellseher – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36435523

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