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Old 12-01-2010, 08:42 AM   #898

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Originally Posted by Amnorix View Post
1952. The New York Daily News creates a sensation with its front page headline describing the world's first widely known case of sex reassignment surgery. The Headline was "Ex-GI Becomes Blonde Beauty", and was about Christine (nee George William) Jorgensen, a former soldier who underwent hormone therapy and then surgeries to change genders. While the Daily News reported that this was the first sex change operation, that part was not true, as operations had been performed in Germany and Sweden for some years. The hormone therapy, however, was new.
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