A transgender woman from Derby, England has had her stomach and chest banded, an operation to treat a rare tumour that is causing her to lose her male sex characteristics.
The operation, which is the third of its kind in the UK, is expected to cost £3.1million and was carried out by the University of York and the British Gastroenterology Society.
The surgery was carried by the same surgeons who performed the surgery on Miss Eloise in the United States in April 2016.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she had a tumour in her stomach which had caused her to have male sex hormones and to lose some of her breasts.
“I was worried about it for a long time, but it’s now cleared up, and I’ve found my body,” the woman, from Cheltenham, said.
“It’s a very rare case.
I think there’s probably more than 10 people who have it.”
I had surgery in July this year and the doctors told me the results were excellent.
I feel so good and I’m very happy.
I can walk up to a stranger and say ‘Hi, I’m Miss Elise’.””
The only thing I’ve changed is that I feel very feminine.
I can walk up to a stranger and say ‘Hi, I’m Miss Elise’.”
I am now really comfortable around people, even though I am a man, and it’s made me feel really feminine,” she said.
“In the UK there are laws that protect transgender people, but if they don’t cover transgender people in the NHS, then it could affect the safety of trans people in Britain.””
If it does happen, I want to know what the consequences will be for me,” she added.
“In the UK there are laws that protect transgender people, but if they don’t cover transgender people in the NHS, then it could affect the safety of trans people in Britain.”
If they do cover trans people, then I would be worried because I feel I would have to wear a dress to work.
“Even if I do it safely, I will have to dress up and make myself look like a woman.”
‘It’s not just about sex’ It is hoped the surgery could reduce the number of trans women who have a tumours and the number who suffer from hormone related illnesses.
“What I’m really worried about is that this will mean that more trans women will go through this and I’ll see more people like me like myself,” Miss Elife said.
However, there are concerns that the operation will not be carried out as quickly as planned and that it could leave Miss Elice vulnerable to other medical problems.
“She has been through a lot of surgery and I am concerned it will have a long-term effect on her health,” Miss Elloise said.
A spokesman for the British Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy said it had not received any requests for the operation, but hoped to have the procedure completed by the end of the year.
“Our surgery has been a success and we will continue to improve on it,” the spokesman said.