Man says he had sex organs removed on NHS then regretted it the same day
The man, who transitioned aged 25, described the surgery as "the biggest mistake of my life"
A man has said he had his sex organs removed on the NHS, before regretting it later the same day.
The man, who tweets under the name TullipR, said he “cannot believe they were allowed to do this to me” following the procedure.
He added that he was not warned of the outcome of the surgery, adding that he was not “asked if I wanted to freeze my sperm”.
The man, who says he is gay, told his 19,000 followers on Twitter: “The minute I woke up from surgery, I knew I had made the biggest mistake of my life.”
He continued: “I have been castrated. That is the correct term.
“I cannot believe they [the NHS] were allowed to do this to me.
“I was not even asked if I wanted to freeze my sperm or have kids in the future.”
The man says he transitioned aged 25, before starting to take female hormones.
He then went on to undergo NHS surgery called “penile inversion with scrotal”, which removes the male genitals and uses the tissue to form a false vagina.
He said: “I knew deep down from a young age I was gay and was deeply terrified of it.
"Everyone in the family joked and expressed disgust and disapproval of gay people.”
After holding off on the surgery for two years, he finally agreed to having it done.
He explained: “Eventually I found myself on the operating table.
"Immediately on waking up from surgery, I knew I had made the biggest mistake of my life.
“My sex had been lobotomised.”
After the surgery he said he spoke to his GP about doubts he was having, but claimed they said there was no guidance for such a complaint.
He added: “I have no sensation in my crotch region at all.
"You could stab me with a knife. I wouldn’t know.
“The entire region is numb. No one ever told me that the base area of your penis is left. It can’t be removed.
"It means you have a stump inside which twitches.”
Stephanie Davies-Arai, founder of activist group Transgender Trend, which advises parents on trans children said: “It is hoped this will force a re-think by the NHS about this kind of barbaric surgery on patients who are told by medics it will help them.
“He has a very real case for compensation against the health service. We believe he has suffered harm.”