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Toddler develops sexual urges, grows pubic hair

01 June 2016, 07:46

Abuja - A toddler has left doctors perplexed after he allegedly "developed" into a 25-year-old man due to a rare condition.

According to Naij, the boy developed public hair, sexual urges and a deep voice following a rapid increase in his testosterone levels.

The 1-year-old boy, identified only as Akash, was taken to a hospital and revealed to have a rare condition called precocious puberty which leads to sexual development at an early age.

Also read: Woman 'inherits' 12-year-old husband

The child's mother has claimed that his family thought he was just a "big baby" until he started developing facial hair and other traits usually found in adult men, Daily Mail reports.

According to media in the child's home country of India, he is currently receiving injections to keep his soaring hormones at bay, although it remains uncertain how long the treatment is likely to continue and whether it will change pubertal development indefinitely.

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