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Morehouse College is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious Historically Black colleges in the country, and the only all-male one. One of the reasons this institution has managed to survive over 150 years is that it knows how to adapt with the times and the needs of African-American men. In a surprising move, the college has now opted to include transgender men in that number, and will begin accepting them in 2020!

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The new policy, known as the Gender Identity Admissions and Matriculation Policy, applies to all students who enroll in the private college by the fall 2020 semester.
The announcement comes after Spelman College, a private historically black all-women’s school in Atlanta, adopted a similar policy in 2017.
“In a rapidly changing world that includes a better understanding of gender identity, we’re proud to expand our admissions policy to consider trans men who want to be part of an institution that has produced some of the greatest leaders in social justice, politics, business, and the arts for more than 150 years,” said Terrance Dixon, Morehouse vice president for enrollment management. “The ratification of this policy affirms the College’s commitment to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service.”

Policy only allows for trans men to be admitted

The policy was developed after 15 months of community engagement with faculty, staff, students and alumni, the release says. Morehouse President David A. Thomas created a task force that led the community engagement meetings.
“Morehouse College has been at the forefront of human rights issues for 152 years,” Thomas said in a statement to CNN. “Today’s vote to reaffirm our dedication to educating and developing men, including trans men, is an important step into one of the new frontiers of social justice — gender identity.”
The policy also states that students who are admitted into Morehouse “are expected to self-identify as men throughout their education at Morehouse,” the release states. Should a student transition from a man to a woman, the student would no longer be eligible to enroll at the school, the release states.
Trans women, or any person who identifies as a woman, will not be considered for admission into the school, the release says. Morehouse spokeswoman Aileen Dodd said students who identified as trans women before 2020 are eligible to graduate from Morehouse, but are not permitted to graduate from the school after 2020. A trans woman is a person who was born a man but transitioned to become a woman.
There will be a system in place to consider exemptions to the rule, with the Morehouse president having the final say, the release says.
Other historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have nondiscrimination policies addressing gender identity include Tuskegee University in Alabama, Howard University in Washington, Florida A&M University, Southern University and A&M College in Louisiana, North Carolina Central University and Morgan State University in Maryland.
We definitely applaud Morehouse’s move to be more inclusive with their enrollment. We are not sure what ramifications this will have on the college, but we are sure they can meet whatever challenges arise. What do you think of Morehouse’s decision, sound off in the comments’ section below!

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Medical Miracle! Woman Gives Birth to Set of Twins from Her Hidden Second Womb, 26 Days After Having A Baby Boy!

The human female anatomy is nothing short of amazing, and a woman with a second, hidden uterus just performed the latest medical miracle. The woman is gifted with uterus didelphys (or “double uterus”) which defined by The Mayo Clinic as, “a rare congenital abnormality” where the body doesn’t behave the way it usually does as the uterus develops. Normally, the two small tubes that it begins as fuse together to create one large organ.But sometimes, “the tubes don’t join completely,” and “instead, each one develops into a separate structure,” Mayo explains. “Women who have a double uterus often have successful pregnancies. But the condition can increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth.”

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The human female anatomy is nothing short of amazing, and a woman with a second, hidden uterus just performed the latest medical miracle. The woman is gifted with uterus didelphys (or “double uterus”) which defined by The Mayo Clinic as, “a rare congenital abnormality” where the body doesn’t behave the way it usually does as the uterus develops. Normally, the two small tubes that it begins as fuse together to create one large organ.But sometimes, “the tubes don’t join completely,” and “instead, each one develops into a separate structure,” Mayo explains. “Women who have a double uterus often have successful pregnancies. But the condition can increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth.”

The woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy in a hospital and then twenty-six days later returned complaining of intense abdominal pains. The hospital then did an ultrasound on her, something she did not have during her first pregnancy, and her condition was then discovered with a set of twins incubating! The twins, a boy and girl, were delivered via c-section.

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“It is not very common to have two uteruses,” Dr. S.N. Basu, head of obstetrics and gynecology at New Delhi’s Max Healthcare Hospital, told CNN. “When the uterus develops, it comes from two tubes, and those tubes fuse together. For some women, the fusion does not occur, and the dividing wall does not dissolve.”

CNN reports that there is only a one-in-a-million chance of having uterus didelphys and delivering twins, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Basu explained to CNN, “From rural areas, people don’t know what is wrong with them. They don’t know how many children they are pregnant with and sometimes whether they are pregnant also.”

Wow, X-Men much? This is quite the story this woman and her children will have. We also imagine she will better extra careful with her sex life knowing she can easily have more than one baby–weeks apart…

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