Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Hermaphrodite In German: Pop Singer - Kim Petras
German teenager Kim Petras who became the world’s youngest transsexual after undergoing an operation at the age of just 16 says she can’t wait for the summer so she can try out a whole new wardrobe of tight fitting clothes.
The pop singer - born Tim - is well known in Germany for having started hormone replacement therapy as part of her gender transition by the age of 12.
Now 16, she completed Gender Reassignment Surgery in November, according to a posting on her blog.
Kim herself said: ‘Everything has changed because of this operation. I just can’t wait to put on my favourite bathing suit and go swimming like I’ve never done before.
‘I had to wait until my 16th birthday but once that was past I was able legally to have the operation.
‘I know that because of my past people will always bring up the subject, I can’t get away from it. But I hope that one day I might be better known for something else like my music.’
In Germany, such operations are not usually allowed until the patient is 18.
However Kim managed to convince doctors when she was just 12 that she should have the surgery.
By 14 she was officially registered as a girl - and was already famous for her choice.
at 12:16 PM