Iran's Sex-Change Operations Provided Nearly Free-Of-Cost

  • metta

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    Jun 05, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    Iran's Sex-Change Operations Provided Nearly Free-Of-Cost

    "Iran performs more sex-change operations than any country in the world except for Thailand"

    "Yet while the freedom to change sex might come as a relief to some, Eshaghian also draws attention to the pressure felt by gay men and women in Iran to have sexual reassignment surgeries as a means of legitimizing their sexual orientation. As gay individuals, they are committing a crime. As transsexuals, they can exist under Iranian law.

    Ali Askar, a male-to-female who underwent surgery, told the BBC, “If I didn't have to operate, I wouldn't do it. I wouldn't touch God's work.""

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/iran-sex-change-operation_n_1568604.html?ir=Gay+Voices&ref=topbar
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    Jun 05, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    I watched a horiffic documentary about that.......gave me nightmares.
    Boys are forced to get a sex change because they can't be gay....it's either that or death. And I watched one of them speak after surgery he was in so much pain he said he wished he was never born.
    Fucking horrible piece of shit country.
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    Jun 05, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    I find it odd that in Iran, gays are encouraged (err, forced) to have gender reassignment surgery; yet in the US it's looked down on by many people.

    Hopefully that country can be bombed and taken over...by a country that's more accepting of others than the US.
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    Jun 05, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    And then they kill you.
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    Jun 05, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    So terrible, but I understand it. I remember wanting to be a girl because then it would be "ok" for me to like boys. icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 05, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    Primitive, barbarous people with modern technology.
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    Jun 05, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    Wow, crazy...
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    Jun 05, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
    Wow, that's disgusting.
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    Jun 05, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Let's just hope they never get the bomb!
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 05, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
    Insanity