VIDEO: Young Dominican with woman’s breasts due to rare condition denounces harassment and discrimination of which he is a victim

A young man 18-year-old Dominican has been harassed and mocked by other people for years since her breasts began to grow disproportionately.

Although the family sought medical help, due to low resources, they have been unable to afford treatment for Juan Francisco Pimentel.

Since childhood, The Dominican’s breasts began to grow disproportionately.

“I said but this is not normal, this development in his chest so fast and so big,” his mother Carmen Luisa Heredia told Z5.

When she went to the Dr. Robert Raid Cabral Children’s Hospital, medical personnel told the mother that the boy would need surgery to remove excess tissue.

“There the pediatrician told me, ‘from what I see, he is going to have to operate on him’, because he has too much chest,” said the parent.

The situation led former schoolmates in San Gregorio de Nigua in the province of San Cristóbal to reject and harass him.

Heredia said teachers even called her to let her know what was going on.

“The other boys told me, ‘ah, look, that one has big breasts’. I felt very bad when I went out to recess, “said the young man.

The boys making fun of you in classeverywhere… so, one felt bad”, insisted the boy.

“I didn’t pay attention to him; because, if you listen to him, then you have to fight. So, they kick him out of school, they have to call his father, his mother, ”Juan Francisco continued.

“There are many people, small and large, who are always relaxing him through the nipples,” said Father Juan Pimentel.

The family requested citizen aid to be able to pay for the treatment of the Dominicansince, at the moment, both parents are unemployed.

Juan Francisco suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia, or an increase in the amount of mammary gland tissue in boys or men. The abnormality is caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. The Mayo Clinic website states that the gynecomastia can affect one or both breastssometimes unevenly.

In some cases, gynecomastia may go away on its own. But, if it persists, as is the case with Juan Francisco, it must be treated with medication or surgery.