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“I have never had any sexual experience with someone outside of myself.

I was unaware that I could impregnate myself, but I would never go back even with what I know now.

Essentially, the development that should have taken place in the womb with these children happens around 12 years later.

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Then when puberty hits, a large surge of testosterone is triggers the male reproductive organs to grow.

This causes their voices to deepen and the development of a penis.

Now 24, he is physically and biologically male - a process that started when he was seven years old. The rare genetic disorder is caused by a missing enzyme which prevents the production of a type of male sex hormone - dihydro-testosterone - in the womb.

He said: 'I remember I used to wear a little red dress. All babies in the womb, whether male or female, have internal glands known as gonads and a small bump between their legs called a tubercle.

Typically, they will possess male sex organs, but these will often be underdeveloped.

They will also often develop breasts and maintain a high-pitched speaking voice.

The documentary makers meet Johnny, who appeared female at birth and was known as Felicitia.

As a child, he did not have a penis and was brought up as a girl.

In fact, biologists now recognise a host of conditions, both genetic and otherwise, which are labelled under the umbrella term 'intersex' - which replaces older terms such as 'hermaphrodite'.

Intersex people may be genetically female, but physiologically male.

Some will be true hermaphrodites, producing both eggs and sperm.