Doc­tors Per­formed A Sex Change Oper­a­tion On Me At Two-Days-Old. I Found Out Decades Lat­er

Doctors Performed A Sex Change Operation On Me At Two-Days-Old. I Found Out Decades Later

At age 22, dur­ing a rou­tine trip to the doctor’s office, my entire real­i­ty changed in the blink of an eye. I learned I was born whol­ly male — an XY chro­mo­some — and doc­tors made the deci­sion at my birth to remove my split penis and testes and direct­ed my par­ents to raise me as a female. 
Under the guise of psy­cho­log­i­cal pro­tec­tion, the doc­tors told my par­ents I must nev­er be told of my birth sex. Now, at 37, I want to share the learn­ings from my search for answers and the jour­ney I under­took to make peace with myself and my body.
Born i …