---Josh Glasstetter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> someone told me that some hermaphrodites produce both eggs and
> this so?
It's certainly true in many plant and animal species, but they usually don't function as both male and female at the same time or are physically incapable of self-fertilisation, so inbreeding is avoided.
As for people, I have heard of a hermaphrodite who had "perfect" complete male and female genitalia, however s/he was a child who later had one set removed (don't know which).
(I hope that's non-sexist language :-) )