Re: Sex Change

Kathryn Aegis (
Mon, 14 Jul 1997 19:58:04 +0000

>someone's voluntarily desire for a sex change and has it is performed, and
>that person is able to fully enjoy his or her new sex -- performing sex and
>having orgasms

I would make a further note on this (forgot about LeVay's book, he's
an interesting guy) regarding medical advancement in sex change
operations. The primary date of the first sex change may not
accurately reflect the actual advancement of the medical technology,
because these operations are denied to persons who have not obtained
a psychological/medical diagnosis of gender mismatch. In other
words, an individual must be labeled as 'sick' in order to obtain the
operations to change biological sex. (Therefore your assumption that
the babies were first operated upon makes sense) I did put in a few
emails to individuals who would know of any change on the horizon, but
it is presently a bone of contention among those, including myself, who
would like to make temporary or permanent body modifications that would
reflect our evolving identities and lifestyles.


Kathryn Aegis