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Transgender Operations Stall in Egypt

Forty-year-old Ahmed has spent much of his life trying to become male. In his white taxi parked under a bridge in Cairo, he is despondent, saying that without the final operation that will transform him fully from a woman to a man, he expects his fiancée will break their engagement within a year. Outwardly all male, Ahmed says for him, the idea of living as a woman is the same as the idea of not living at all. "The day I had my first surgery, my family was all around...

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