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Becoming a Man

The Process

6/11/2009 3:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chastity BonoA lot is involved in the sex reassignment process. Here's the lowdown, according to Dr. Gary Alter from "Dr. 90210" -- he's an expert. Here's what Chastity Bono is going through right now.

-- First step ... A psychiatrist evaluates the patient. If appropriate, the doctor prescribes male hormones.

-- The hormones change the body makeup, which includes hair growth. The clitoris also grows larger.

-- Removal of breasts. Dr. Alter said most states will recognize the person as a male once this occurs. A hysterectomy can also be performed during this process.

-- Dr. Alter said the decision about changing the genitalia can take several years, while the patient is taking hormones. Dr. Alter says most people stop at this point.

-- Dr. Alter says if the patient goes forward, the surgeon often makes a small penis out of the clitoris and a scrotum by joining both labia majors. Testicle implants can then be inserted. The most sophisticated option is microsurgery in which skin, arteries and nerves are taken from the forearm and made into a phallus.

As for cost, Dr. Alter said it's all over the place, depending on how far the person wants to go. We've spoken to people who have had it done, and they say the full deal costs more than $100,000.

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Peppermint Patty    

What about people with a full limb amputation fetish? Should we entertain their pathology too? Will brave doctors step up to
let them live their true life as Stumpy McGee, the new hat rack at the Sizzler?

If our society was not s o profoundly homophobic, cute chubby lezzies like Chastity might be less at risk to bend themselves into a pretzel trying to conform to societal norms that just don't fit, like Boy/girl, Boy/girl, Boy/girl pairing. There is no way to remove the poisonous influence of heterosexual conformity from the psychology of wannabe trannies. A question we might ask is how toxic have we made the world for people with same sex attraction t hat they see genital-mutilation as their only path to happiness?

1755 days ago
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First whores!    

Another fat American.
Adam Lambert and Carrie Prejean are the only thin Americans. Screw all of you fat Americans.
Adam rocks though!

1772 days ago
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Mikey    

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO JUST USING A STRAP ON DILDO?

1772 days ago
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Kay    

Interesting. You can see that these patients are highly motivated, and I hope the results are great. I guess Chaz Bono will become Chaz Boner.

1772 days ago
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awwwwwwww    

-- First step ... A psychiatrist evaluates the patient. If appropriate, the doctor prescribes male hormones.


-Second step ... Commit this whack job to a mental ward permanently...

1772 days ago
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Mikey    

$100K FOR A SMALL PENIS THAT SHE'LL NEVER SEE BECAUSE SHE'S SO FAT! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

1772 days ago
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jnia    

Awesome!

1772 days ago
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Tux    

Gross!! or the word would be ABOMINATION, ABERRATION...

1772 days ago
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jojax    

Maybe she can use one of her moms dildos for a penis.

1772 days ago
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ohboywow    

This is just wrong on many levels.

1772 days ago
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sara    

# 4 LOL!!!!!!!!!!

1772 days ago
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Hearts    

Sicko...what was done to this child to make HER grow up to think this way? The world is out of control and they respect and admire that? SHE and her mum should be institutionalized.

1772 days ago
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cwazy    

While i respect peoples opinions and rights (i don't mind gay rights, i am not homophobic, this is not about gay rights to me), i think its wrong to mess with what god gave you. No offense or anything to those who are transgendered, I just think its sick and wrong to alter your body in any way possible, like breast implants, sex changes, facelifts, lipo, etc...its just not natural (unless you have breast cancer or another disease and need to remove something. Medical wise i see no problem if its to save someone. But for vanity i think its a huge problem.).....Plastic surgery included. I would not be comfortable calling a male a female or calling a female a male.

1772 days ago
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Jenny    

I find it amusing that the doctor is named "Dr. ALTER"
Good for him! What a brave thing to do, and even braver to do it publicly.

1772 days ago
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IBS    

Although I am a straight individual, why bash a person that was genetically born a male? I feel more reading should be done by the posters. Sometimes G-d makes mistakes in the gene pool; it's not what the outside dictates only the way one feels and thinks. None of us are perfect because perfection in one is not perfection in another.

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