I came across a very interesting topic about SRS or Sex Reassignment Surgery, in Saudi Arabia.
for you people who don’t know what SRS is, it’s when a Male change his sex to female or the other way around.
here is the topic in english as the link above is in Arabic for my non-Arabic readers:
A long waiting list of up to three years for sex change operations in Jeddah and a doctor who specializes Announces conduct 400 operations of this kind so far ..!
Said head of the Center to identify and correct gender at the university hospital in Jeddah, Dr. Yasser Jamal that he have a long waiting list for SRS surgery, sex change up to three years, revealing that he have conduct it some 400 surgical correction of the sex so far in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Jamal said to Hayat news paper, according to the newspaper that he refuses to conduct SRS surgery that fall under what is known as «the loss of identity», if the man was incomplete masculinity and wants to change his sex to female, or vice versa, on the grounds that it is not permissible in Islam.
And the head of the Center to identify and correct gender at the university hospital, that 93 percent of patients who underwent surgery sex change did not exceed two years in age, and 7 percent of patients were older then two years of age, 38 years old was the oldest age he underwent surgery correction».
He stressed the importance that society deals with those who change their sex properly, «a person who change her sex to male mentioned we have to deal with it on that basis, and vice versa», pointing out that’s different with the dealing with people who have done the surgery to correct their sex are harmed psychologically, and denies them live in the community safely.
It is note worthy that Saudi Arabia is one of the lowest region in cases of sex change compared with the population, Iran occupies the first rank in a correction and turn the race for the degree to which called her “the transgender heaven.”
that been said, I see this is a good indecation to some extent that the government is doing what is best for the people, might not make everyone happy. but it’s a good thing.
It does make me think why the long delays, and why there are still people flee out of Saudi and change there sex and live out of Saudi as the ar not granted to do such thing. fact is that a SRS does not happen over night out side of Saudi, if he/she granted to undergo SRS it’s after minimum of 2 years of observation and many transitions.
as you may notice that 97% is done for people under two years old.
what about the other people who is suffering, who do they turn to?
There are some women trapped in mans body and the other way around. to answer this; Based on Dr. Tariq Al-Habbeb on this video on youtube about Sexual Identity Disorder, gives a clear view about SID and SRS from Islamic prospective and how it should be viewed.
the point that is fascinating to me is when he said that human we are souls not bodies, the out side body is a cover or a crust, it is the soul that matter, so it might be a man trapped in a womens body or a women in a mans body.
he said that this would show most of the time at a very young age, but due to how our society is shaped many transsexual live in denial at first, as no one around them seem to understand them or what they are going through , so they try to live just to fit in.
we as being part of the society, I hope we do our part by helping or at least accepting them in our society and don’t out cast them.
hope this post might help to make it clear to people who don’t understand what SID and SRS.
Ahhhh, that been said!