Thursday, July 05, 2007

Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like a Woman

. . .another approach to drag.

Brazil: La Transformacion de un Travesti

"Travesti" in Brazil, who for the most part have not had genital surgery, may be show girls, performers, sex workers or involved in several different lines of work. See anthropologist Don Kulick's book: Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes.

Gender reassignment and assisted reproduction

Present and future reproductive options for transsexual people

Paul De Sutter,1

Infertility Centre, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium.

Transsexual people who want transition to their desired gender have to undergo hormonal and surgical treatments, which lead to irreversible loss of their reproductive potential. This paper argues that transsexual people should be offered the same options as any person that risks losing their germ cells because of treatment for a malignant disease. Indeed, transsexual women (male-to-female transsexual patients) may be given the option to store spermatozoa before they start hormonal therapy, so that their gametes may be used in future relationships. This may be especially important for the many transsexual women who identify as lesbians after their transition. Conversely, transsexual men (female-to-male transsexual patients) may be offered storage of oocytes or ovarian tissue, possibly obtained at the time of their oophorectomy. Current technology offers transsexual people the possibility to obtain children who are genetically their own in their future relationships and the option of gamete banking should therefore be discussed before starting hormonal and surgical reassignment treatment. This is particularly important for transsexual people who are diagnosed and treated at a young age.

Key words: gamete preservation/reproduction/sperm freezing/transsexual/transgender

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Saturn's moon Hyperion. . .a giant genderless space sponge

Pakistan: Shahzina Tariq has reiterated her stance to spend life with Shumail Raj (a transsexual person and bridegroom)

FAISALABAD, July 3: Shahzina Tariq has reiterated her stance to spend life with Shumail Raj (a transsexual person and bridegroom) despite all hardships both have been facing after a court trial.

On the orders of civil judge Syed Hassan Abbas Rizvi, the Jhang Bazaar police produced her before the judge where she recorded her statement under section 164 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Shahzina said she was not abducted by anyone and that Shumail did nothing wrong with her.

"I called Shumail and wished to be his life partner and he responded to my proposal positively," she said.

Couple Shumail, 36, and Shehzina, 25, are cousins and friends since childhood.

She said after release she would not join her parents owing to life threats and would prefer to stay with Shumail anywhere. . . .

UK: DANCE school students took part in a controversial stunt by TV's Trinny and Suzannah.

Dance tutor defends role in Long Man Sex change

The Longman ... now a Longwoman
The a Longwoman

The ITV programme sparked fury amongst Pagans when they gave the Long Man of Wilmington a sex change adding breasts and pigtails to the landmark which many consider sacred.

Twenty members of the Norcross Dance Centre in Denton, Newhaven, took part in the massive cross dressing task.

They had to lie down wearing white boiler suits to create different shapes of women such as pear shaped and hourglass.

Pictures of the transformation were taken from a helicopter. . . .