Saturday, January 22, 2005

Iranian Transsexuals:

Not only is homosexuality illegal in Iran, but even the mere study of it is prohibited. Interestingly, however, neither the Ayatollah Khomeini nor Iran's current spiritual leaders have found anything objectionable about transsexuality.

The BBC reports that Dr Mirjalali, one of Iran's leading sex-change surgeons, has performed 320 sex-change operations in the last 12 years, a much higher figure than the average 40 procudures a decade that a European doctor would do.

"If you saw them out in the street you wouldn't realise that one day they were the opposite sex," Marjalali boasts.

The doctor does not say whether this is because of his surgical skills or the headdress that Iranian women must where in public.

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