House of Lords member says transgender surgery is 'mutilation'

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A member of the House of Lords who is a doctor has said that gender reassignment surgery is "mutilation."

Robert Winston, a Labour life peer and professor at Imperial College London, told Piers Morgan on Uncensored that the fact that sex is genetically determined is a problem because "occasionally you end up with somebody who is born a male but then wants to become a female, so you can have that mutilating operation".

Lord Winston's inflammatory comments were condemned by India Willoughby, Britain's first transgender national television newsreader, as "horrendous".

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