Help! I am turning into a woman

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London, Jul 2: A sixty-year-old man is begging medics to help as he has started turning into a woman.Terry Wright started losing his hair and beard ten years ago and has developed smooth skin, hot flushes and breasts.The father of five has been diagnosed with high levels of female hormone oestrogen. The doctors examining him, however, said they had never seen such a case and had no idea how to reverse the process. Mr Wright, a pub singer from Birmingham, gets harassed by local children who call him the ''She-Man''. ''I get mocked by kids where I live who call me She-Man and other names. Once a child bumped into me and its mother said, 'Say sorry to the lady.'

''My mates are shocked at my appearance but try to make light of it by saying I'm just a pretty-looking man,'' the Telegraph quoted him as saying. Mr Wright, who has to wear a wig, has a slim build and is 5 feet 4 inches height, making him appear even more feminine. According to doctors, some testicular cancers can produce high levels of oestrogen and drugs that used to treat prostate cancer can have similar effects. However, this has not been true in this case, they added.

An MRI scan has ruled out the oestrogen surge being caused by a tumour and a psychiatrist has judged him mentally sound.

Hormones specialist Richard Ross said, ''This case seems very unusual.'' ''I am a man, not a woman. And I do not want to be a woman. I just want to get my life back to normal,'' Mr Wright adding, doctors call me an ''interesting case'' and ''unique'' but I just want to go back to being a proper man.

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