Jenner says she feels “not only wonderful but liberated” after genital surgery. Alicia Powell reports.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, BEVERLY HILLS + LOS ANGELES + PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (Reuters) – Caitlyn Jenner says she has undergone genital surgery, two years after the Olympic-winning decathlete announced she had transitioned to a woman.
One of the most-high profile American transgender women, Jenner says in an upcoming memoir she had the surgery in January, and decided to go public “so all of you can stop staring.”
In a leaked excerpt of her book, “The Secrets of My Life,” she writes: “You want to know, so now you know. Which is why this is the first time, and the last time, I will ever speak of it.”
The excerpts were published by entertainment website RadarOnline ahead of the April 25 publication of the memoir.
According to additional passages in the book, Jenner says having a penis had “no special gifts or use for me… I just want to have all the right parts. I am also tired of tucking the damn thing in all the time.”
Grand Central Publishing says it did not wish to discuss the contents ahead of the publication date, and Jenner’s representative had no comment.
Many transgender people share Jenner’s distress over being asked intrusive questions about their genitals, although most forgo gender reassignment surgery, citing the high cost.