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Aussie sues over
misdiagnosis as transsexual

Aussie sues over
misdiagnosis as transsexual

An Australian man who says his doctors misdiagnosed him as a transsexual may sue the medical team that advised him to have a sex change, an appeals court ruled. Alan Michael Finch was 21 when he underwent a sex-change operation to become a woman in 1988. By 1996, however, Finch said he was "a mess" and struggling to live life as a woman named Helen.

The following year Finch began another round of surgery and reverted to life as a man. Finch claims that the doctors who performed the initial sex change knew he was not a suitable candidate based on a medical report that described his masculinity as above average. Last year a court granted Finch an extension to the usual six-year time limit on such cases. (AP)

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