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Boy (16) has sex change operation

A 16-year-old Spaniard had a sex change operation, becoming the country's first minor to undergo a procedure that few countries in the world allow for people so young, the patient's doctor announced.

The two-and-a-half hour surgery was performed in Barcelona three weeks ago but the patient had been undergoing hormonal and psychiatric treatment for two years, after deciding he wanted to have the body of a woman.

The boy "said he felt like a woman from the age of four or five," his doctor said.

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