As seen in the Guardian - This is just wrong in so many ways.
A paedophile treated by the UK's best-known gender psychiatrist said today he wanted his sex change reversed.
The patient, identified only as C, told the General Medical Council disciplinary hearing into Russell Reid that he regretted the operation and had requested further surgery to reconstruct his penis.
The male-to-female transsexual, who lives as a man, said he had never lived full-time as a woman either before or after his sex change in 1996. The patient said he had never cross-dressed until his first appointment with Dr Reid in March 1993.
Dr Reid, who ran a private gender clinic in west London until his retirement earlier this year, is charged with serious professional misconduct in relation to his treatment of five patients.
Patient C said today he had only wanted to become a woman in order to win back his ex-boyfriend. His former partner had wanted patient C to become a "motherly figure" to his children.
The hearing was told that patient C had a history of depression and had had to have one of his testicles removed after injecting air into it in an attempt to prove his love to his ex-boyfriend.
The patient said his former partner had briefed him on what to tell Dr Reid in order to get sex changing treatment. He admitted telling a string of lies to Dr Reid, including that he had bought a bikini and habitually cross-dressed.
The inquiry was told that Patient C had concealed his conviction for indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy from Dr Reid, but he continued to treat the patient even when the truth emerged.
Patient C was referred to two other gender psychiatrists four years after his operation because he was unhappy with the sex change.
The psychiatrists James Barrett and Don Montgomery, both from the main NHS gender clinic at Charring Cross hospital, west London, recorded that patient C looked clearly male and had a beard.
Dr Barrett and Dr Montgomery, as well as two other psychiatrists at the hospital, subsequently brought complaints about Dr Reid's practice to the GMC, which prompted the current hearing.
Dr Reid is accused of rushing the five patients into sex changing treatments without thorough assessment. He denies serious professional misconduct and breaching international guidelines on the treatment of transsexualism.
The hearing continues.