‘Building boss Howard Shelley carried out the ultimate DIY conversion — by castrating himself so he could become a woman.
The 42-year-old dad of two decided on the drastic move after being told he would have to wait at least two years for a sex change on the NHS.
He found a website which gave a step-by-step guide to the eye-watering home surgery, then waited till wife Janet went out before setting to work with a kitchen knife in the loo. [..]
“In the end, I turned to the Net — it’s amazing what you can find. [..]
“The worst bit was steeling myself for the first cut. The whole thing took six minutes. It was agony, but I knew I couldn’t stop.”‘