Skip to comments.Mistaken identity [Most sex-change surgery leads to depression ... Duh!]
Posted on 07/31/2004 7:08:01 AM PDT by aculeus
Two months ago, Marissa Dainton changed sex for the third time in 11 years. She started life as Mark Dainton in 1967. In 1992, a year before her first sex change operation, she took the name Patricia Vincent. Four years later, Patricia decided to go back to living as Mark. Now she has become a woman again. Sitting in the lounge of the small terrace house she shares with her wife, her eyes stray to the wedding photo on the mantelpiece. "What happened to me should be a lesson in the need to make sure you're really ready before changing gender," she says.
Once Dainton had a penis, then a vagina, now she has nothing. Soon after her first sex change, she joined an evangelical church and became convinced her operation was sinful. She stopped taking oestrogen and was prescribed testosterone. Her beard and body hair began to grow back, and her sex drive soared. Before getting married to another member of the congregation six years ago, she had her artificial vagina removed. This left her with smooth skin where her genitals once were.
"My wife said she'd feel more comfortable about having a physical relationship if I didn't have a vagina. You'd have thought I'd have realised it was a mistake because I wasn't bothered about not being a 'complete man'. I never missed what was taken away," she says, smiling sardonically.
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These unfortunate people are the guinea pigs of mad scientists. I cannot believe society permits this butchery.
"My wife would feel more comfortable..." No s***,Sherlock.
This dude/chick/???? is the picture perfect Kerry Voter.
You know, anyone with any common sense whatsoever could tell you that wanting to chop off your genitalia is a sign of mental illness. But, once again, liberalism stands in the way of people looking at this objectively.
Has anyone ever seen the movie Dogma? LOL
Where is my ..... ? DOH !!!!!!!
I recall the years ago Johns Hopkins announced that it would no longer perform these procedures.
Too bad others don't do the same.
Its just not a much fun getting it clean in a shower.
"Once Dainton had a penis, then a vagina, now she has nothing "
But he/she can still vote... !!
They were mentally unstable and depressed to begin with.
Faced with this dilemma, I would kill myself.
Yea, but your eyesight will last much longer.
The whole thing here is a sad deal. There is no question in my mind that genes are a strong player in a majority of these poor people. A complex issue: but surgery is RARELY (if ever) the answer.
The are selfish people full of entitlement who cannot cope with reality.
What's with the wife? She's an evangelical and marries a man who had a vagina?
Evangelicals vote for Bush.
"This dude/chick/???? is the picture perfect Kerry Voter."
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