A family of four, who have been living in an apartment building in the Vancouver area for seven years, had their first ultrasound at the VU Health Health Centre in Surrey.
They were not expecting a girl.
“We’re pretty sure she’s a boy, right?” said Christine, who requested her last name not be used.
It was her third ultrasound of the year and they had two more coming up, all of which were on the same day.
“I was very excited, because I’m a girl, and I’m also the most energetic kid,” she said.
“There were two boys who were in the same room, and they were watching the ultrasound.
I thought, ‘Wow, that’s awesome.'”
The family, including their two boys, are waiting anxiously for the next ultrasound to take place.
“The ultrasound was really nice.
It was very informative and kind of gave you an idea of what it might be like,” said Christine.”
But when I got home I realized that it was actually a boy.”
While the family is thrilled with the results, they are not happy.
“They told me that they don’t think we’re going to be able to have a baby because we are a girl,” said daughter Kari.
The family has been on the waiting list for more than a year and hope to get an ultrasound soon.
“It’s very important that we have the right ultrasound because we want to know that there is a good chance that this is a boy,” said Kari, who was born at 10 weeks.
She said that since her first ultrasound, her parents have been receiving phone calls and emails from people around the world.
“Everyone’s been really positive and very understanding and just wanted to make sure that we’re safe,” said Christina.
She says the family would like to have more information about the procedure.
“If I have the opportunity to go back, I’m definitely going to do it,” said Kristina.
“Just because you don’t have a uterus doesn’t mean you don´t have a penis.”
A new study has found that most of the country is using the term “female genital mutilation” to describe the procedure, even though it is not illegal in most countries.
Vancouver is one of the largest cities in Canada with about 10,000 people.VU Health says that most procedures are done at private clinics, but some hospitals will also perform them.CBC News has been following the case of a British man who had an ultrasound performed at a private clinic.