‘It Was a Huge Mistake’ — Woman who Transitioned to Man Begins Treatment to be Female Again
Debbie Karema, a 61-year-old woman from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, is on the verge to return to her original form as a female, after transitioning into a man at the age of 44.
According to BBC, she decided to undergo transitioning into a man to “become accepted in the world” and escape the “traumatised” memories she endured as a girl child.
Debbie claimed that she was sexually abused by her estranged father – now deceased – when she was a teenager.
In pursuant of her objective, she went through a full female-to-male surgical transition which involved phalloplasty – where a penis was constructed from the skin on her forearm.
She also changed her name to Lee even as she took testosterone for 17 years which would aid transformation of her physical appearance.
She, however, said she feels like a woman “trapped in an approximation of a male body”, adding that the transition was her “greatest mistake”. She said she’s speaking out on the subject to discourage others from undergoing transition.
At 61, Debbie is now undergoing a detransitioning to return to her original gender as a female after counselling.