It was the winter of , and Sorena was just 17 years old. She lived with her family in Shiraz, a city of 1. But never had she come to discuss something so personal — or so potentially dangerous. He did not denounce her as a sinner or a pervert. Molkara, who was then 33 years old, was dressed in full compliance with the laws regulating how men should dress, including a full beard. Her breasts, which had been developed through hormone therapy, were tightly bound beneath her shirt.
“Everyone treated me like a saint”—In Iran, there’s only one way to survive as a transgender person
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Iran News Homosexuals in Iran are having sex reassignment surgery to avoid execution According to reports within Iran, the country has around 4, sex reassignment surgeries every year, in an attempt to purge homosexuality from the Islamic Republic. In the Islamic Republic, homosexuality is illegal and punishments usually range anywhere from torture to public executions. The Iranian regime's treatment of transexuals, however, seems on the surface to be a different matter altogether.. Transsexuality was legalized in Iran in and the country has the second-highest number of sex reassignment surgeries SRSs per year, second only to Thailand. According to Amin, the Iranian government gives gay men the choice to go through the surgery in place of being tortured or executed. In the interview, she says that one doctor told her that he carries out 30 to 40 SRSs every month and up to three times per day, causing her to believe that this is a big business for some doctors, despite many of them not being specialists in the field, but rather repurposed plastic surgeons.
Homosexuals in Iran are having sex reassignment surgery to avoid execution
Share via Email A man walks in the snow in the northern Iranian city of Mashhad. Photograph: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad The Iranian shrine city of Mashhad has much to offer visiting Iraqis wanting to escape violence at home - but locals have mixed views about their guests. The ticket agent at the gate in Mehrabad airport, Tehran, is irate. The men, some wearing unassuming pants and shirts and others sporting more traditional Arab dress, search for somewhere to set their baggage down and tie some string around it. Cheerful, attractive flight attendants politely ask standing passengers to take their seats so others can pass.
Rainbow nation. But Iran is also the only Muslim country in the Persian Gulf region that gives trans citizens the right to have their gender identity recognized by the law. In fact, the Islamic Republic of Iran not only allows sex reassignment, but also subsidizes it.