South Korean surgeon, who helps people feeling trapped in the “wrong” body to change gender, says he corrects God’s mistakes by performing such operations.
The 61-year-old doctor Kim Seok-Kwun was a pioneer in this sphere in South Kprea in 1980s and first was highly criticized by his colleagues and pastor. Fellow doctors used to say jokingly that he was going to hell if he didn’t stop.
However now the gender change surgeon feels proud that he has improved lives of many people. In a recent interview doctor Kim said:
“I’ve decided to defy God’s will. At first, I agonized over whether I should do these operations because I wondered if I was defying God. I was overcome with a sense of shame. But my patients desperately wanted these surgeries. Without them, they’d kill themselves. Some people are born without genitals or with cleft lips or with no ears or with their fingers stuck together. Why does God create people like this? Aren’t these God’s mistakes? And isn’t a mismatched sexual identity a mistake, too?”
Harisu is the most popular patient (pictured above) operated on by the doctor. Harisu underwent her male-to-female surgery in 1995, after which she had experienced terrible pain in her genitals. However, soon she said she felt reborn and her life completely changed. In 2007 Harisu married a male singer.
By now doctor Kim, who is called “the father of South Korean transgender people” has carried out about 320 sex change surgeries.