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Chaz Bono

Gender Reassignment Complete

3/29/2010 6:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a copy of court documents in which a doctor states he performed "an irreversible surgical procedure for the purpose of altering Chaz Bono's sex characteristics from female to male."

Chaz Bono

According to the docs, on September 23, 2009, Dr. Michael Brownstein performed the operation.

The specifics of the procedure are not outlined, but the Dr. says, "Chaz Bono has completed his gender reassignment surgery."

In the "Petition for Change of Name and Gender" filed with the court, Chaz asks for a legal change from female to male.

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46.

Sonya in Tx    

Chaz is one mixed up puppy.

I really do feel sorry for Cher.

Chastity went from a pretty girl, to a pretty teenager, to a fat and ugly man.

Chastity won't be happy until she destroys herself.

Sorry, I cannot go along with her pretending to be a man.

1564 days ago
47.

Cappy Lills Kid    

I just hope s/he is happy and finds peace

1564 days ago
48.

Saliva    

diz sho one ugly chick!

1564 days ago
49.

FABIO    

Sonny Bono is spinning in his grave right about now.

1564 days ago
50.

kingshizzle    

Chaz Boner

1564 days ago
51.

Trace    

THIS is what happens when you leave your adolescent kids with your HIPSTER lesbian friends who molest them & screw them up!!! To you CHER....SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!!!!! BAD PARENT!

1564 days ago
52.

Topher    

Many congrats!

1564 days ago
53.

Briana    

Aside from all of the religious/dogmatic/reactionary nonsense that continuously crops up whenever the subject is sexual orientation or transgendering, ("god" doesn't have anything to do with the sex of a given individual. That is determined by chromosomes. We all start out essentially female, and the the addition of a Y chromosome from the male sperm makes a male embryo [XY], while an additional X chromosome creates a female [XX]. There is nothing deific about it), it is true that sexual reassignment rarely seems to bring fulfillment or happiness. Fully reassigned individuals do have a higher than normal incidence of depression, suicide attempts and successful suicide.

No matter what surgical procedures or hormonal treatments are employed, the basic chromosomes (XX or XY) cannot be changed in the human genome, so, genetically, the individual remains their original sex. There are people who are born with different chromosomal combinations, and reproductive organs of both sexes, who require actual gender assignment either at birth or later in life. I have not heard that Chaz Bono had this sort of condition.

If someone wants to live their life as the opposite sex of which he/she was born, it is not my problem, nor do I have an issue with it. I do not see it as a moral dilemma. What disturbs me is the obvious clinical probability that many of these people are suffering from a deeper issue of personal misery and self-hatred (evinced by the startlingly high suicide rate after transgendering) that is NOT gender-based, but that they have linked to gender through some event, series of events, trauma, or other element of their upbringing. Before entering the final phases of surgical sexual reassignment, most applicants are carefully psychologically scrutinized and tested, but it seems that even with such cautions, too many are hindered rather than helped by the attainment of their dream.

I hope that Chaz is happy and remains content with his new life. He is fully adult, and can make his own decisions. Maybe it will work out.

1564 days ago
54.

Lenn K.    

Now you know why Cher has been hiding her face. This was a woman who made Paris Hilton look shy.

1564 days ago
55.

Chykshyt    

DUDE.

1564 days ago
56.

White Trash    

Who cares about this disgusting fat pig? The next surgery he/she/it needs to get is stomach stapleing.

1564 days ago
57.

Anita    

Show US the pictures of Lindsay Lohan having white powder coming out of the stash in the front of her shoes!!!!!!!!!

1564 days ago
58.

lost in lalaland    

Wow, I never expect mensa material comments on TMZ, but the who opened up the ignorant gate? Repent? Going to hell? What about "Judge not lest you be judged". Idiots.

1564 days ago
59.

Jard    

Good Luck??? This has NOTHING to do with luck you smuck..This is terribly SAD and WEIRD..Chastity will never be happy unless 1 THING or event happens 4 her..She probably will never surrender her life to God..Sad, so sad..Chers MONEY cant fix this mess..I feel sad and bad 4 the whole messed up family

1564 days ago
60.

Dave In Tulsa    

So he went from being a fat chick to a fat dude. Equally unattractive to both sexes.

1564 days ago
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