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Episode 14 - Changing Sex

Dr Christian revisits two women who have gone to extreme measures to dramatically change their bodies. They’ve both had gender reassignment surgery, but their very different personal stories and medical conditions reveal what it means to change sex. This programme follows their journeys and the lengths they’ve gone to in order to achieve their goal, from stories of love and bullying to butchery abroad and eye-watering surgery. Over a year later the programme catches up with them to see how life has changed since being in the clinic.

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The Embarrassing Bodies team would like to thank:

Jenny-Anne
Nuffield Health: Brighton
Natrelle
Andrew Yelland
Keith Altman
Gender Identity Research and Education Society
Sparkle: The National Transgender Celebration

Adele
Mr Philip Thomas, Consultant Urological Surgeon and Jeremy Clarke, Colorectal Surgeon, both of Nuffield Health
Mr. Fazel Fatah, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
Mr Asim Shahmalak, Hair Transplant & Aesthetic Surgeon

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In episode 14, Adele's story. I was just wondering would it be possible to for me to get in touch with Adele, as I would love to talk with her, I think she is so brave.





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Hey! What happened to the yellow haired girl? She went to a major colontransplantation -surgery to have more depth in her NEO -vagina? Haven´t found any episode where she is telling how it went?





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The programme remains silent. So Bug's question, a legitimate one, just hangs... However, one suspects the NHS commissioning funding managers 'forced' by CONdem austerity (or not: aka discrimination) will NOT be involved. Remember, they had to be forced by the Courts to continue basic, perfunctorily functional, primitively executed 'gender' stuff ~ but they're having to row back the whole time. Anything they designate remotely "cosmetic" for the Trans community simply doesn't stand much of a funding chance these days.





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hi i recently had a vaginal swab which came back that i had strep pnumoniae it was not explained to me what this is. is it an std should i be worried





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Hi, I was just watching an episode on More4 (sky IRE) & a girl had very bad scaring from a burn when she was a child....My Ex had the same thing happen to his back when a kettle of boiling water fell on him as a child but after I spent some time(2yrs+) massaging his back with a vaseline product(Can't really rember the proper name) but it had a Lipid forumala, his scar srunk to half the size that it had been for the previous 25 yrs...before it used to crack & bleed if he streached too much.. I don't know if this helps but it worked for his back.





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Hi, In your "Changing Sex" episode you directed patients to a hair transplant specialist however, who would pay for this? Are the patients NHS and able to have obtained this on the NHS or did they have to pay for this privately? Many thanks Bug





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