Dailymail (UK) 27 Nov 2012
A pensioner is pleading with the NHS to turn her from a woman back into a man, after realising the sex change operation she had 23 years ago was a huge mistake. RAF veteran Gary Norton, 75, underwent a full male to female gender reassignment – but says it left her trapped in the wrong body. She’s now ditched her wardrobe of women’s clothes to live as a man again and is on the waiting list for a mastectomy. The pensioner, who is legally and still physically a woman, says she is desperate to return to her birth sex before it is too late.
Gary, who changed her name to Gillian after her wife and four children disowned her, says she knew the sex change was a mistake when she grew sick of doing her hair and make up and continued to be attracted to straight women. She says: ‘I’m a red-blooded man and always have been. I still can’t believe this happened to me. I should never have been given the op. I tried to make a success of it, what else could I do? ‘But I’ve been living a lie. The sex change was a huge mistake. ‘I was vulnerable and I was given poor advice which has ruined my life. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.’
…Gary’s horror story began when she sought help for depression from her GP after being made redundant. During the meeting she admitted to dressing in her wife’s clothes for a secret thrill. She says she now realizes this was as far as she ever wanted to go. But she claims her GP concluded she could have been depressed because she wanted to be a woman and advised her to start taking hormone pills.