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Two people sue over wrongful sex-change

A man alleges that he was misdiagnosed and is suing a clinic after undergoing a sex-change operation. He believes that his assessment was insufficient and his operation should never have gone ahead. He alleges that doctors quite happily agreed to go ahead with the sex-change without an in-depth consultation and against the beliefs of other authorities who said the operations should be delayed. Up to 20% of people who undergo a sex-change operation are sorry that they did so. In another case, $43,000 in costs was awarded against a woman who alleges she too was misdiagnosed and had an operation to change her into a man. Medical negligence was never tested in the courts.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The New Zealand Herald

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About: Two people sue over wrongful sex-change

Date: 6 November 2004

Source: The New Zealand Herald

Author: Greg Ansley

URL: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3607509&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Transexuality
  • Misdiagnosis (type of Medical misadventure)
  • Misdiagnosis of transexuality
  • Misdiagnosis of gender dysphoria

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