Rebecca "Bex" Singleton is a patient who came in with a hormonal imbalance and was found to have a tumor.
Bex had an enlarged pelvic lymph node that they had to biopsy. Before her biopsy, they ran labs that showed that her hormone levels were unbalanced, indicating the use of birth control pills. George asked her about it and she confessed that she'd been taking them to try to grow breasts.
Addison took her into biopsy, but they discovered that the tumor was compressing what they believed was an ovary. The pathology report revealed that it was actually a testes, meaning Bex is intersex. They talked to Bex's parents and called for a psych consult. The parents were told that physically, Bex would be fine as the tumor was benign, but the doctors encouraged the whole family to get therapy.
Bex's parents came to Addison and said they didn't want to tell Bex and asked Addison to remove the male sex organs when she went in to remove the tumor. Addison declined and said they'd have a hard time finding a doctor who would agree to it.
Before Bex's surgery, unable to lie to her, George forced Bex's parents to tell her about her condition. They were upset and George was taken off the case, but he later went to check on Bex and told her that she didn't have to be a boy, but she could if she wanted to. He then started to cut her hair at her request. Her parents came in and her mother took over the haircut.
Bex's parents were unable to help her when she struggled with depression in middle school. When they found out she was intersex, they tried to have her male sex organs removed and didn't plan to tell her about it. However, after George started to cut Bex's hair, her mother stepped in and finished.
She had a best friend named Jen who stopped hanging out with her when she became interested in boys.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Bex likes to draw comics.
- She cut herself.
- She was 14 at the time of her hospitalization.