Gender Change a WBAL Special

Dr. Singh and our amazingly brave patients were featured in a news special that aired on WBAL Baltimore news last night.

WBAL Transgender Special

by Mindy Basara

When Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn Jenner, it made news around the world, but there’s more to gender reassignment surgery than what’s seen in the headlines. The process is extremely complicated, both physically and psychologically.

Nick was born a girl but even as a child felt something wasn’t right.

“I had always wanted to be a boy. I had gone to sleep at night hoping the next morning I would wake up and be a boy,” Nick said.

Rebecca was born a boy. She, too, felt uncomfortable in her own body.

“I have to say that I have memories as far back as 5 or 6 years old where I felt like something was off and that I wasn’t experiencing the same things that boys my age were,” Rebecca said.

Both Nick and Rebecca are transitioning into the gender they have always felt they were meant to be. Both have opted for surgery.

“It involves everything from the face to the torso to the genitals,” said Dr. Navin Singh, the surgeon for both Nick and Rebecca.

“I prefer not to think of it as gender reassignment. It’s getting them the correct gender, the gender they have felt all along in their own heart of hearts and, oftentimes, what their family has felt is their appropriate gender, so it’s gender confirmation,” Singh said. Read more here…

 

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