A teenage boy had a surgery at a private hospital in Faisalabad on Saturday that changed his gender from male to female.
A resident of Kamoke, 16-year-old Farhan* was admitted to the hospital a few days ago due to severe health problems. Doctors at the hospital said they had found that Farhan was going through severe hormonal changes. They said it was necessary to change his gender or his life would be in danger. The doctor who operated on him said Farhan had female reproductive organs. He said Farhan had started menstruating last month.
They said the surgery took 40 minutes.
Farhan’s father said he and his wife had always wanted a daughter. He said they only had two sons.
He said Farhan’s condition was stable after surgery. He said they had decided to change his name in consultation with family elders.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2014.
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