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Herman Munster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:09 PM
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Physician tells of Karr's sex-change plan ($125 to remove testicles)
http://www.denverpost.com/jonbenet/ci_4212771

Dr. Setthakarn Attakonpan of Siam Swan Cosmetic Clinic in Bangkok said Karr first came to him March 9 for hair removal on his face, neck and cheeks.

"The reason he wanted to do hair removal was because he wanted to do a sex change," Attakonpan told
The Post. "He told me he was in the process of medical treatment for cutting off his testicles."

Karr completed four treatments at the clinic, the last on July 24, medical records at the clinic show. "He was concerned most about his sideburns," Attakonpan recalled.
..

Vechavisit showed a newspaper advertisement that ran in an English-language paper that listed prices in U.S. dollars for his services. Breast-enlargement surgery was $1,125; liposuction was $625; a tummy tuck, $1,250; and the removal of testicles, $125.

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MsKandice01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:11 PM
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1. $125?!?!?!?
MAN, that's cheap!
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:14 PM
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2. Yes, but wait until they start outsourcing our heart surgeries to there!
They'll start putting us on planes and back for less than the cost of a surgeon here! :scared:
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:22 PM
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19. It's already happening...some insurance companies
are paying to fly people to India for certain procedures. They claim that even with the flight costs a hospital stay and surgery in India is cheaper than in the US.


http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3467105.stm
As if lawyerly outsourcing did not have its pros and cons, how about
outsourcing surgery?

Maharashtra woos medical tourists
By the BBC's Ben Wright

"Open your new eyes on the beach of Juhu" is a possible slogan
Many people from the developed world come to India for the rejuvenation
promised by yoga and ayurvedic massage, but few consider it a destination
for hip replacements or brain surgery.

Yet that's exactly what the government in the Indian state of Maharashtra
hopes will happen soon.
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Herman Munster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:26 PM
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5. i'm confused
so anyone can go to thailand and pay $125 and get their balls cut off? Like just like that?

I remember watching on some trashy reality tv talk shows that in the U.S. doctors won't cut off the balls of a person until they have been living as a female for like over a year and have taken hormones.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:31 PM
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8. That's because most places have this thing called "medical ethics"!
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 06:33 PM by LoZoccolo
I actually know of someone who went through that here too; he had a waiting period of a year wherein he had to assume the role before they did the surgery. I wonder what the rate of changing-your-mind is. I've heard that some male-to-female transgendered people prefer to keep their genetalia and just modify their secondary characteristics.
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:37 PM
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16. Not only that but they go through intense psycotherapy.
It ain't easy getting a sex change operation in the states. I know one person that did it back in the 70's. Female to male. She went through a year of psychotherapy before they would even think about giving her the hormones. It was very interesting...I've only met one other person (that I know of) that went through it and he/she went through a lot.

JG
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:48 PM
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22. Hell, Lots Of Folks Would Cut Karr's Off If He's Guilty
or they'd at least say they would
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:09 PM
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13. He looks as though he's already had his Adam's apple worked on
Ann Coulter puts him to shame in that department.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:30 PM
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15. He looks like a woman trying to look like a man to me.
Very odd.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:46 PM
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17. Or Ed Grimley
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:50 PM
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18. LOL, I just spit on my screen.
:spray: :rofl:
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:16 PM
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23. It's a STEAL! Or, as they might put it in a grocery store commercial,
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 10:17 PM by BullGooseLoony
it's a "real value."
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:17 PM
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3. FREE Testicle Removal
Just give this guy a big, sweaty hug and a kiss. When you dismount, your testicles will be gone.



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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:22 PM
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4. Wow, those are some cheap plastic surgeries.....
the only problem is I would be afraid of ending up looking like Frankenstein.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:52 PM
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12. Thailand is filled with gorgeous transexuals.
The doctors there are probably pretty skilled at it.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:42 PM
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20. i know someone who had it done, male to female, face lift, the works
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 09:46 PM by pitohui
she looks terrific and the cost was a fraction of what it is in the usa and the treatment was about a zillion times better

in usa she had already lived as a woman for a year and was being jerked around to be put on a waiting list to wait a further two years while some "shrink" profited off the required psychotherapy, excuse me, she was already 50 years old, she had lived enough of her life in a body that didn't fit

in thailand her hospital suite overlooked the ocean, with rooms for family members to visit and even tours arranged for her while she was resting up from various procedures, her photos of the experience were unbelievable -- makes usa hospitals look like effin' prisons



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goodhue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:28 PM
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6. that seems like a bargain
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:29 PM
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7. $125? Wow, my divorce cost me a lot more than that!!
:evilgrin:
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:34 PM
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11. Yeah, but your castration ran no risk of infection
:shrug:
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:33 PM
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9. There are probably a lot of people in the US who would do it for free
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:33 PM
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10. that's even cheaper that 5 dates with a manipulative woman!
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:24 PM
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14. There is a few congressmen who don't have any.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:45 PM
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21. Waste of money..
.. it doesn't really look like they're working anyway.
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