Christine Jorgensen

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A person (1927–89) born in the US as George Jorgensen, Jr., who, having felt that he was a woman trapped in a man’s body, in 1952 underwent in Denmark what was not the first, but certainly the most famous sex-change operation. Jorgensen died of bladder cancer that had metastasised to the lungs at age 62
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Christine Jorgensen was the first person to undergo what in 1953?
Becoming a woman; a biography of Christine Jorgensen.
BECOMING A WOMAN: A BIOGRAPHY OF CHRISTINE JORGENSEN offers a more studied examination of the state of transsexuality than most biographies offer, focusing on the sociology and science issues as much as the biographical factors involved.
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Rudacille initially covers some basic transsexual history from the Chevalier d'Eon in the 18th century to Christine Jorgensen in the 1950's.
1952 After the New York Post breaks the story of Christine Jorgensen, the "ex-G.
Christine Jorgensen became an international sensation in 1952 when the press trumpeted her "sex change" surgery in Denmark.
Like Christine Jorgensen, the famous transsexual who captivated the nation during Brevard's childhood [see sidebar], Brevard says she spent most of her life craving feminine normalcy.