Teenager’s motorcycle test results show she is not in fact a girl
Teenager who tested positive for HPV after undergoing a circumcision in Mexico says she was simply testing to see if she was male or female.
The teen, who was not identified, was 17 at the time of the test and has been referred to the Health Department as a male and as a female by her parents.
She said the tests were done on a motorcycle in Mexico City, where she is a passenger.
She was not aware of the possibility that she might be a girl, she said.
The HPV testing was performed on the bike after her circumcision, which happened on Feb. 6, 2018, according to the woman’s father, who asked not to be named for his daughter’s privacy.
“I was surprised and confused,” he said.
He added that the motorcycle test result came as a surprise to him and that he has been unable to get answers from the Health Ministry, which he said is responsible for handling such cases.
“They’re saying that she’s a girl and she is testing for HPV, but she’s not,” he added.
“She’s not a girl.
She’s a motorcycle rider.”
The Health Department has no records of the case.
The health department also told The Associated Press that the woman had never been to Mexico before, which it said is a common misconception.
A spokeswoman for the department said that “any medical examination is not based on gender identity and is only done to identify a patient who may need further medical attention.”