SEX CHANGE

  • I correct 'God's mistake', says South Korean sex change doctor April 2, 2014

    As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar...
  • After 19 years, Belgian finds out his wife was a man November 27, 2012

    London: A 64yearold Belgian man wants to have his marriage annulled after he discovered that his Indonesian wife of 19 years had been born a man and had later undergone a sex change. The man, named Jan, married Monica in 1993 despite legal difficulties raised by the Belgian immigration authorities, the...
  • US: Judge orders sex change for murder convict September 5, 2012

    Boston: A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayerfunded sexreassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. US District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives...
  • Hi, I'm Lana, says Matrix director post sex change July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Director Larry Wachowski, of the Matrix trilogy fame, has apparently undergone a sex change operation and now calls herself Lana, according to media reports. Wachowski introduced her new persona in the trailer of his latest film 'Cloud Atlas'. "Hi, I'm Lana," Wachowski said in the video. The sex change...
  • Bidhan Barua accuses navy man of raping him June 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Bidhan Barua, the youngster who feels he is a woman trapped in a man's body, has filed a complaint against a navy man accusing him of raping him on several occasions under false promise of marriage. According to sources within the police force, Bidhan approached the Colaba Police last week,...
  • China: 84yearold wants to undergo sex change June 14, 2012

    Beijing: A 84yearold Chinese man, who started to wear women's clothes and took hormones to enlarge his breasts four years ago, now wants to undergo sex change surgery at this ripe age. Qian Jinfan, who is married and has a son decided to disclose his secret four years ago, and gave...
  • Batman's Robin set for a sex change in new films May 25, 2012

    Los Angeles: Superhero Batman's sidekick Robin is set for a sex change in two new animated movies as the crimefighting character will be voiced by a girl. 'Modern Family' star Ariel Winter will play Carrie Kelly, the brand new Robin in the two animated films, The Hollywood Reporter said. 'Robocop' star...
  • Man changes gender on Facebook, harasses woman May 11, 2012

    Mumbai: A 25yearold man from Buldhana has been arrested by the Mumbai Cyber Crime cell for allegedly creating a fake profile on Facebook using a woman's name, and using it to first befriend, then harass a media professional in Mumbai. The victim, Kalpana (name changed), realised that the accused Shyam Gajanan...
  • My parents had crossed the limit: Bidhan Barua May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bombay High Court cleared the path for 21yearold Bidhan Barua to undergo a sex change surgery. Bidhan had approached the court after his family threatened him against the surgery. The 21year old spoke to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai on how difficult his battle has been. Following is an...
  • Bombay HC allows Bidhan to undergo sex change May 7, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday cleared the path for 21yearold Bidhan Barua to undergo a sex reassignment surgery. Guwahati based Barua had approached the Bombay High Court after his family threatened him when he was in Mumbai for his operation. This comes after the state and the centre government...
  • Bombay HC allows Bidhan Barua to change his sex May 7, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday cleared the path for 21yearold Bidhan Barua from Assam to undergo a sex reassignment surgery. Barua, who hails from Guwahati, had approached the Bombay high court after his family threatened him when he was in Mumbai for his operation. This comes just days after...
  • Don't threaten suicide on sex change: HC to boy May 3, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday warned Bhidan Barua, a 21yearold student from Guwahati who wants to undergo sex change operation, that he cannot use pressure tactics and threaten to commit suicide unless his petition was heard and orders passed immediately. The court summoned Bhidan's lawyer Ejaz Naqvi after the...
  • UK: Man to undergo sex change at 80 April 30, 2012

    London: Ruth Rose, a former Royal Air Force (RAF) officer and grandfather of four who used to be called James, will become the oldest person in Britain to have the procedure, a major newspaper reported. He dreamt of being a woman from the age of nine. But it is only now...
  • Man takes parents to court over sex change April 28, 2012

    Guwahati: A 21yearold student from Guwahati who feels he is a woman trapped in man's body, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking to restrain his parents from interfering with his decision to undergo a sex change operation. Bidhan Barua, who likes to call himself Swati, has alleged that his parents...
  • US: Sexchanging treatment for kids on the rise February 20, 2012

    Chicago: A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sexchanging treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics. It's an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts...
  • Voila! Pakistani girl is now a boy January 26, 2011

    Islamabad: A 17yearold Pakistani girl, who had been very sick for the past few months and turned into a boy after a sexchange operation, is grateful to be healthy and alive now and said postoperation: "I don't care about whether I am a boy or a girl as long...
  • Man turned woman celebrates 1st b'day May 6, 2010

    Chennai: 30yearold Rose Venkatesan, the first transgender in India to become a television host. It's Rose's first birthday as a woman on Thursday. She underwent a sexchange surgery last on March. "I am very happy, day by day, I feel so good, so beautiful, so light. I am really happy...
  • Ynot: Coming out of the closet October 31, 2009

    Being queer and living in Indian society is never easy. ...
  • The Week That Wasn't: Cyrus, Salman with shirts off June 15, 2008

    The Week That Wasn't fakes interview with film star and then checks out how Mumbai tackles the monsoon. ...
  • Brazil, Cuba to provide free sexchange surgery June 7, 2008

    Brasilia/Havana: Brazilian and Cuban authorities are to provide free sexchange operations as part of their healthcare plans. In Brazil, the Federal Medicine Council has approved sexchange operations since the late 1990s, but the procedure could only be conducted in the private healthcare system at a very high cost. The government will...
  • Wife remarries husband after his sexchange op May 4, 2008

    London: They walked down the aisle together as man and wife thirty years ago. Now, Linda Packer and Martin have taken their vows once again as two women. Emma Martin, who has had a sex change, and Linda tied the knot in a civil ceremony to preserve the tax and...
  • Exwife's sex change should end alimony March 28, 2007

    Clearwater: Lawrence Roach agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change, his lawyers argued on Tuesday in an effort to end the payments. But the exwife's attorneys said the operation doesn't alter the agreement. The lawyers and Circuit Judge Jack R...