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#GoodNews: Post Sex Change, Couple Helps People With Gender Issues

The duo started an organisation to assist people with their gender issues.

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The duo started an organisation to assist people with their gender issues.

‘Believe in yourself’ and many such inspirational quotes used ad nauseam as one’s social media status or even as a poster on a wall may help soothe conflicts you feel within yourself.

But what happens when one does not feel comfortable in their own skin and doesn’t relate to their gender identities?

This is what Aarav Appukuttan, 46, and Sukanyeah Krishna, 21, plan on addressing with their organisation since they too faced a similar ordeal.

According to a Hindustan Times report, Aarav, born a woman and now a man, and Krishna, now a woman, met each other at a hospital in Mumbai where they underwent surgeries to change their gender. They connected and fell in love.

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Now, they want to assist people suffering from Gender Identity Disorder (GID) and help them deal with the societal pressures of curing the “problem”.

“Parents usually don’t understand the problem. They need to be sensitised to help their child, instead of making them feel like there is a problem with them,” Krishna told HT.

She went on to speak of a “traumatising” incident when she was taken to a doctor by her mother and injected with male hormones.

“I felt like I was trapped in a man’s body,” she said.

Their organisation has doctors and around 2,000 members facing gender-related issues.

Krishna wants people to be vary of quacks offering “illegal means of gender change surgeries” and opt for the right method with certified doctors and professionals.

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