Saudita Miriam se opereaza ca sa devina Khaled, pt. un carnet de conducere !
SAUDI ARABIA: WOMAN CHANGES SEX, DREAMS OF DRIVER'S LICENCE
(ANSAmed) - RIYADH, AUGUST 2007
A 19-year-old Saudi Arabian woman, Myriam, has undergone a successful sex-change operation in Jeddah and now, with her new name of Khaled, aspires for just one thing: a driving licence.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are banned from driving, added Okaz daily, reporting the news today.
"The first idea that came to my mind a few hours before the operation, was to have a DRIVING LICENCE", Myriam / Khaled told the newspaper,
adding she was ENCOURAGED by her family to have the operation.
Sex change operations are rare in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia.
"I entered (the hospital) with the ABAYA (traditional women's garment) and I came out with THUB, GHOTRA and OGAL, the white tunic and hat worn by men", Myriam / Khaled said. (ANSAmed).