Man, 33, seeks puberty

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Lawrence Koomson is a doctor living and working in London. On the face of it, he seems no different from any other young man but Lawrence has a secret.

    At 33, he has never been through puberty. He's never had a spot. He's never had an erection. And he's trapped in the body of a 12-year-old boy.

    But this all changed in April 2005, when he began treatment to bring on puberty.


    "I feel an outsider, different to everyone else," he said before the treatment. "People take going through puberty for granted; it's just something that happens. For me it has just never happened."


    Lawrence has Kallmann's syndrome, a rare condition affecting predominantly men, but also women. A small area in the brain called the hypothalamus cannot work properly causing a hormonal imbalance.

    For men like Lawrence, this means his body doesn't produce testosterone, which prevents puberty being triggered. Another characteristic of Kallmann's syndrome is an absent sense of smell.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4492814.stm
     
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  3. ISPTRAX

    ISPTRAX New Member

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    What's a "spot"?
     
  4. amandab

    amandab Well-Known Member

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    I took that to mean a pimple. This guy must have flawless skin.
     
  5. Paradise

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    I'm wondering why he didn't seek treatment for this before? I wouldn't want the world to know that I'd never had a "spot" or an erection...:doh:
     
  6. SieSie

    SieSie Active Member

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    BBC News
    Much more at link.

    :woohoo: He got his first erection! Poor guy, having to wait 33 years for it. I wonder if his intelligence level dropped at all, now that he'll have THAT body part doing most of his thinking for him. ;)
     
  7. Schmerty_Jones

    Schmerty_Jones ________________ Even if you're on the right

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    I say better late than never. At least he had the common sense to do some thing about it. If I had been living near to himI would have thrown a party for his first erection.... & a cake wwith a huge erect ..penis on it. or a candle ..whatever.... :doh:
     

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