A woman who had her breasts surgically removed to try to become a man now feels she was ‘violated by the medical industry’ and made a ‘mistake’ that left her ‘worse off’.
Mel Jeffries was born a girl and grew into an unhappy, depressed teenager who, like many teens, was confused about her identity and sexuality.
She thought her life would be better if she transitioned into a male, and lived as a man called Mason from the age of 18.
With testosterone treatment Ms Jeffries had a deeper voice, facial hair, more muscle and weight, but it wasn’t enough.
‘All my hatred of being a woman was just focused on my chest,’ she told Channel 7’s Spotlight program – so, aged 26, he had her breasts removed, something she now considers one of the greatest mistakes of her life, as she transitions back to female.
Spotlight claimed there are ‘thousands’ of vulnerable young Australians who regret changing from male to female or female to male.