Updated at 6.53pm: Police on Thursday were investigating a case of attempted male castration in a women's toilet in Wan Chai on Wednesday. A 47-year-old man used a 15 centimetre-long pair of scissors in an attempt to remove his penis in the public toilet on Wednesday. He had been wearing a pair of women's shoes and had some make-up on at the time, Oriental Daily reported on Thursday. The man went into a female public restroom located under the Canal Road flyover around 2am. The restroom is popular with homosexuals, Ming Pao Daily reported. A woman called police when she heard groans and saw the man bleeding. He was bleeding severely when police arrived. Although suffering injuries, his penis was preserved. The man was rushed to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai. He is currently in a stable condition. In the ambulance going to hospital, the man reportedly said he was tired of being a man. He said he had been confused about his gender for almost 10 years. The 47-year-old said his actions were not related to relationship problems, Apple Daily reported. Gay activist Roddy Shaw said the case had concerned him. Mr Shaw said it was not easy to have transgender surgery in Hong Kong and criticised the government's lack of support. Ruttonjee Hospital is the only public hospital which conducts transgender operations in Hong Kong. According to the Department of Health, more than 100 people in the territory have undergone this surgery.