Born Sam Hashimi, the businessman and divorced father-of-two had a
sex-change operation in 1987 to turn him into glamorous interior
designer Samantha Kane.
He spent £100,000 on cosmetic operations and tooth veneers to create the ‘ultimate male fantasy’...
Then, in 2004, after seven years of living as a woman, he decided he’d made a horrible mistake;
Initially thrilled by his transformation, life as a woman quickly paled despite a jetset lifestyle in Monaco. He hated the way female hormones made him moody and emotional. Shopping bored him and sex was a disappointment.
No matter how feminine he looked, he felt he was merely playing a role.
five years ago, Charles spent a further £25,000 on three operations at
the gender clinic at London’s Charing Cross Hospital to turn him back
into a male.
His breast implants were removed and male genitalia re-constructed from skin grafts. The trouble was, he wasn’t the man he had been before.
‘Based on my own experiences, I believe sex-change operations should not be allowed, and certainly not on the NHS.
who think they are a woman trapped in a male body are, in my opinion,
completely deluded. I certainly was. I needed counselling, not a
'In many ways I see myself a victim of
the medical profession. Even with the glamour of Samantha Kane and the
£100,000 I spent on myself, I had people shouting abuse at me and
builders throwing stones at me from rooftops,’ he says.
I find it sad that it is primarily only sensational rags who choose to write stories on trans regrets, this fact alone would deter other trans folk who realize their real sex/identity after transitional changes. Would only go to making them feel like "freaks" of sorts, rather than the misfortunate who have been snowed by a gender conforming medical community who did this to them in the first place.
If you are trans and feel like you have made a mistake, remember IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT! And it is NEVER too late to be yourself!