I can remember seeing one of Oprah's very early shows on parents who'd raised their children as the opposite gender of their dna. One couple really wanted girl but had boy...so they just pretended...no joke. Later they finally had a girl, but by that time wanted a boy, so...yeah, that's what they did. They raised their daughter as a son. Puberty eventually exposed their folly and the boy decided he'd just continue on as a girl, the daughter decided she'd be true to her dna and embraced life as a woman. They both giggled at being able to go shopping as sisters.
But, that was not the only strange part of the show. Once the mike was passed around the audience, a lady (by all appearances) stood up started telling her story. She was genuinely born a hermaphrodite. She talked about the struggles and the hardships of such a life. What caught Oprah's attention was that she said she'd found it hard to get a job because they usually tossed out her application because of her gender. Oprah asked why they would do that, since if she marked "F" she certainly looked the part. Her reply? "I always mark M/F." Sometimes, we make life so hard on ourselves, don't we?