Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Long Wait For His Surgery
In 1972 Juani Santos was diagnosed as the first transman in Cuba. It took 40 years of struggling with anti trans prejudice from family and friends and waiting for the Cuban government to resume doing SRS surgeries, but at age 61 Santos finally got it.
The first Cuban SRS surgery took place in 1988, but after heated criticism the health ministry stopped using public funds for the program. The program resumed in 2008 at the insistence of noted psychologist, sexologist and head of CENESEX Mariela Castro Espin. daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro..
He's had a long wait, but hope our transbrother lives a happy rest of his life