I'm a lady! 60 years since the world's first sex-change operation
Former US soldier George Jorgensen shocked the world by returning from a 'holiday' in Denmark as a slender, blonde, woman called Christine Former US soldier George Jorgensen shocked the world by returning from a 'holiday' in Denmark as a slender, blonde, woman called Christine.
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Since: Jan 09
#1 Nov 30, 2012
She was the first American, but not the first. It is generally recognized that the first was a Danish painter named Einar Wegner who became Lily Elbe (google) in 1931-2 In Berlin. This was followed by a few others until it was closed by the Nazis. Christine Jorgenson was operated on at the Sang station, in Copenhagen by a Dr Hamburger. She had heard of operations being done there and persued it by going there and eventually being operated on herself. But she was not the first. Technically speaking, the first were the eunuchs that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 19:12. The third type of eunuch, those who make themselves eunuchs. Or the "Hijra" of India,(Google) who have been doing primitive surgery on each other for at least two thousand years.
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Since: Apr 12
#2 Nov 30, 2012
Not to mention it depends on how you define "sex change." For centuries there have been people in India going through them, as well as many ancient cultures. Though those were not as elaborate as they are today, they do still count.
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