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18 August 2019

Janis Ashley (1951 - ) pediatrician

Ashley qualified as a doctor, and married young. At age 25 he knew he wanted to be a woman, and the marriage ended in divorce.

She had completion surgery in 1978 and became one of the two practicing pediatricians in Sedalia, Missouri, a town of 21,000. In 1985 she adopted a baby boy.

In late 1989 Ashley decided that she wanted to be man again, and mentioned that she did so in an interview with the Sedalia Democrat. Many of her patients rallied in support.
  • “Pediatrician Discloses Sex Change, Desire to Change Back”. Associated Press, October 12, 1989. Online.
  • “Doctor Who Changed Sex Will Become a Man Again”. Chicago Tribune, October 13, 1989. Online.
  • “Woman Wants to Change Sex Again”. TGIC, Butterfly, Eon, November-December 1989:3. Online
  • Susan Jimison. “Sex Swap Doc Wants to be a Man Again”. Twenty Minutes, January 1990: 1. Online.

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