Can hermaphrodites impregnate themselves?

Because they have both male and female genitals but can that person make a baby by themselves

Best of both worlds in terms of sex though

Most Helpful Opinion

  • No. Human hermaphrodites are not actually both male and female. Genetically they will either be male or female, and thus will either produce sperm or eggs (ova), but never both.

    People who are considered hermaphrodites acutually only have "ambiguous genitalia" usually due to hormonal imbalances in utero. For example, if a female fetus is exposed to testosterone in the uterus, she will develop ambiguous genitalia or if a male fetus is not exposed to enough testosterone in the uterus, he will develop ambiguous genitalia.

    However, cases in animals have been reported.