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Cat to undergo gender reassignment surgery

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posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 05:02 PM
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This story is being reported by the Daily Mail and other news sources and is pretty lame.

Cat which is both male AND female is set for gender reassignment surgery... as soon as vets decide if it wants to be girl or boy

The DM reported a similar story from Canada in January.

www.dailymail.co.uk...

Firstly DM, the term is intersex, not hermaphrodite. The reason intersex cats have surgery is to reduce the risk of complications due to the condition. The Veterinary Surgeon establishes which gender the cat actually is. The cat or its owner don't decide on gender (lol).

Apart from that can you really see a Vet performing cosmetic gender reassignment surgery for felines, on the whim of the owner (oops guardians)?

Perineal urethrostomy involves penile amputation and shortening of the urethra to reduce the risk of urinary obstruction and infection. It is also performed on older male cats as well who develop obstruction from salt crystallizing. The procedure does not include the formation of an artificial vagina.

Here's an idea. The press know gender reassignment is a hot and controversial topic. Instead of educating your readers, lets make some silly story up about a cat which demeans and humours gender dysphoria.

... and they call this journalism, pah


Edit: I forgot to mention that intersex cats are doctored/neutered.







edit on 31-3-2016 by Morrad because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 05:04 PM
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They should rename the paper, The Daily Turd.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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The paper is proper shiite.. I'm not even gonna click the link.

But is this some sort of April fools joke..?
edit on 31/3/16 by Misterlondon because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 05:45 PM
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It really happens. Vets sometimes get dogs which had both male and female sexual organs. They had to figure what sex it really was and remove the extra bits.

mydogmagazine.com...



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: Misterlondon



But is this some sort of April fools joke..?

I did wonder this as well initially although the Manchester Evening News reported the story.

Vets baffled as Accrington charity fosters hermaphrodite cat



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: Morrad

One of my closest friends is finally all set with a date for surgery. Gender dysphoria is serious business, which the article in The Daily Mail deals with in typically thoughtless fashion.

We are all human first. We must remember that.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:12 PM
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I asked my sister in law who is a vet (not the Vietnam kind) about this and she said instances like this are legit.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

I totally agree. I thought I had put this in the rant section.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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I would try counseling first.

Does the cat like art ?

Is it a neat freak ?



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: Morrad

It happens.

I hope my post did not come off as spiked or barbed. I am reaching the end of my broadcast day, so to speak, and so I may not be applying the necessary finesse to my postings.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: Morrad



Firstly DM, the term is intersex, not hermaphrodite.


What is the difference?

I know hermaphrodites have both sex organs. What is intersex?
edit on 2016/3/31 by Metallicus because: Readability Update



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:33 PM
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Whenever I perform gender reassignment surgery on a cat, they accuse me of animal cruelty.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:34 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

You are not supposed to use a wood chipper.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: butcherguy

You are not supposed to use a wood chipper.


Yeah, learned that one the hard way.
A veterinarian taught me how it is done, involves a rug and a razor blade.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus




Intersex is a group of conditions where there is a discrepancy between the external genitals and the internal genitals (the testes and ovaries).

The older term for this condition, hermaphroditism, came from joining the names of a Greek god and goddess, Hermes and Aphrodite. Hermes was a god of male sexuality (among other things) and Aphrodite a goddess of female sexuality, love, and beauty.

Although the older terms are still included in this article for reference, they have been replaced by most experts (and patients and families) because they are misleading, confusing, and insensitive. Increasingly this group of conditions is being called disorders of sex development (DSDs).


Medline Plus



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Not at all. It is getting late here in Blighty.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Morrad



Firstly DM, the term is intersex, not hermaphrodite.


What is the difference?

I know hermaphrodites have both sex organs. What is intersex?


That's where two things cross.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: Morrad

So are they the same thing or not? They still sound like the same thing to me.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: stormcell
It really happens. Vets sometimes get dogs which had both male and female sexual organs. They had to figure what sex it really was and remove the extra bits.

mydogmagazine.com...


What we really want to know is if the dog ever gets confused later on in life and gets angry if it can't use the fire hydrant of its choice.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Similar as in appendicitis was called side-sickness in the middle ages

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