A British transsexual who had a $15,000 sex change in 2007 now deems living as a female to be too “exhausting,” and wants British taxpayers to pay roughly $22,000 to undo the original procedure.
Chelsea Attonley, 30, who was born Matthew, recently told British magazine Closer “I have always longed to be a woman, but no amount of surgery can give me an actual female body, and I feel like I am living a lie,” The Daily Mirror reported Wednesday.
“I need to have these operations for the sake of my mental health. I am lucky enough to live in a country where there is free health care,” the London resident added.
The transsexual, who has started taking testosterone, said that she must have the breast implants removed and possibly penis reconstruction surgery. She is hoping that her bill will be taken care of by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).