British grandad to undergo sex swap at 80!

Published: April 30, 2012

He dreamt of being a woman from the age of nine.

LONDON: A nearly 80-year-old man in Britain is all set to undergo a sex change with a 13,500 pounds (about $21,960) National Health Service operation.

Ruth Rose, a former Royal Air Force (RAF) officer and grand-dad of four who used to be called James, will become the oldest person in Britain to have the procedure, The Sun reported.

He dreamt of being a woman from the age of nine. But it is only now, nearly 70 years on and after a successful flying career that he plans to go ahead to fulfil the long cherished dream.

Rose, of Newhaven, East Sussex, said: “It’s gorgeous to be who I am at long last.

“My life has blossomed beyond all recognition since I made the decision.”

The dad of three decided to live fully as a woman in public two years ago.

Despite his age, doctors have scheduled the surgery for October next year – after he turns 80 – at London’s Charing Cross Hospital. He turns 79 next month.

In the meantime, Rose is being treated with NHS-prescribed hormone therapy.

Reader Comments (5)

  • SAJ
    Apr 30, 2012 - 3:26PM

    Nice thing to do before dying… didn’t he had any other wish to fulfill??

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  • Babaji
    Apr 30, 2012 - 3:54PM

    Crazy dimension of “freedom of choice”.

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  • Taimur
    Apr 30, 2012 - 4:09PM

    This is news ?? Astaghfirullah

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  • Akhtar
    Apr 30, 2012 - 7:16PM

    He should have done it years ago but the sad part is his/her employers would not have entertained his services anymore after the change least to say about the people around him.

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  • Apr 30, 2012 - 10:57PM

    An another indication of “Qayamat”

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