By Sharon Kwok
A 29 year old Hong Kong man has been hospitalised after he tried to cut off his own penis in an apparent attempt to become a woman.
Media reports described the unfortunate man, surnamed Luk, as good-looking, slender, and pale with shoulder-length hair. He has reportedly enjoyed wearing girls’ clothes since childhood, and his desire to become a real woman grew with age. He considered undergoing a gender reassignment surgery, but balked at the complicated procedures involved and his family’s objection.
Late one night, Luk was so unhappy about being a man that in the heat of the moment he cut off the end of his penis with a pair of scissors. His subsequent scream woke his father, who immediately called the police and sent him to hospital. Police arrived and thought it was a suicide case until Luk confessed, “I don’t want to be a man! I want to be a woman!”
His glans was reattached, and he can now urinate as normal. However, a urologist said it will be impossible for him to fully recover. In the worst-case scenario, he may even become impotent. Hopefully this tragic circumstance will lead to him getting the gender reassignment surgery he so desperately wants.