Man has gender reassignment surgery to become a woman — at 81

Man has gender reassignment surgery to become a woman — at 81
Ruth Rose (Image: Sun video screen grab)

[Ed. – Better late than never … or something.]

A transgender woman has spoken of her joy at becoming the oldest person in Britain to have surgery.

Ruth Rose, 85, had a reassignment op four years ago after her doctor told her she could be considered for the full procedure.

She has defended the £4,000 cost of the surgery by sitting on an NHS advisory board and volunteering for charities that support old people.

Ruth told the BBC: “It is only in the past 15 years that this has become acceptable. Before that people thought it was just for freaks.”

Ruth had the surgery after living as a woman for several years.

She had been known as James Rose, an ex-RAF navigator, mechanical engineer and financial consultant.

She married but kept her secret until 1973 when her wife found pictures of her dressed as a woman. They finally divorced in 2003.

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