Gender Transitioning

Sex change patients getting younger, and are more likely to be women

Dr Albert Yuen of Ruttonjee Hospital is the only sex reassignment surgeon for Hong Kong's public hospitals. Photo: Dale de la Rey

Transsexuals in Hong Kong are now seeking gender-changing surgery at a much earlier age than two decades ago, and those coming forward are more likely to be women seeking to become men.

Sunday, 6 January, 2013, 4:06am 1 comment

Women shunning hormone therapy

An extremely low percentage of mainland women experiencing the menopause use hormone replacement therapy because of concerns that it can increase the risk of breast cancer, domestic experts say.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Insurers refuse to consider sex change in issuing policies

People who have had sex-change surgery face a problem when buying medical and life insurance because insurers will only acknowledge their gender at birth.

This means men who have become women cannot buy a medical insurance package designed for women, and women who have become men are unable to get one designed for males.

23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

I want to marry my boyfriend, says woman who was a man

She was born a man, but had a sex change. Now she wants to marry her boyfriend. But the government says she can't, so she's going to court.

The case - a first for Hong Kong - which a judge will begin hearing tomorrow, looks set to expose contradictions in the way the administration treats people who change their sex.

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Hysterectomy patient felt no pain after operation

The first patient to benefit from the da Vinci S Surgical System had a hysterectomy on March 5. She said she felt no pain after the procedure and was glad to put the experience behind her.

Her doctor, Yuen Pong-mo, told her of the advantages of da Vinci S Robotic Surgical System. He made four small incisions to carry out the hysterectomy.

27 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Hormone therapy 'not such a big risk'

The Department of Health says it will draw the attention of doctors to the findings in a recent study confirming a link between breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which is prescribed to ease menopausal symptoms among older women.

10 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

$247,500 for girl's ovarian trauma

While the Supreme People's Court is busy preparing draft legislation to set guidelines for psychological trauma compensation, a young girl in Liaoning province has just been awarded an unusually high sum for gross hospital malpractice.

20 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Sun, surf and surgery

My passenger giggles and shrieks as the jeep rattles down a steep jungle pass through an afternoon storm. Her tattooed arms flex as she picks at a chip in her nail polish.

15 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Sex-swap needs hard to fulfil

An increasing number of people are seeking sex-change operations in China, but the restrictions patients must surmount in a conservative country are intense.

19 Feb 2001 - 12:00am