Transsexual, 44, elects to die by euthanasia after botched sex-change operation turned him into a ‘monster’

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DailyMail: A Belgian transsexual has chosen to die by euthanasia after a botched sex change operation to complete his transformation into a man left him a ‘monster’.

Nathan Verhelst, 44, died yesterday afternoon after being allowed have his life ended on the grounds of ‘unbearable psychological suffering’.

It is understood to be the first time someone in Belgium has chosen euthanasia after a sex-change, and comes soon after it emerged that it is now the cause of nearly one in 50 deaths in the  country.

Mr. Verhelst died after a lethal injection administered by the same doctor who last year ended the lives of congenitally deaf twins who were also going blind.

Born a girl named Nancy, his transformation  into a man began with hormone therapy in 2009, followed by a mastectomy and  finally an operation to construct a penis last year. But the procedures did not go according to  plan.

In the hours before his death he told Belgium’s Het Laatse Nieuws ‘I was ready to celebrate my new birth. But when I looked in the mirror, I was  disgusted with myself.’ ‘My new breasts did not match my expectations  and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be… a monster.’

His family learned of his decision this  morning via a farewell letter.

Mr Verhelst’s decision comes amid a  fierce debate over euthanasia in Belgium, where the number of deaths due to the controversial practice soared by 25 per cent last year.’

Official figures showed the numbers opting  to end their lives leap from 1,133 in 2011 to 1,432 in 2012, a figure representing about two per cent of all deaths in the country.

Euthanasia is legal under Belgian law if  those making the decision can make their wishes clear and are suffering unbearable pain, according to a doctor’s  judgement.

The Belgian law differs from that of  Switzerland, famous for its Dignitas clinic, where only ‘assisted suicide’ is  permitted. This means patients must play an active role  in the administration of the drug that ends their lives.

Wim Distelmans, a cancer specialist who carried out the euthanasia of Mr.  Verhelst, is the same doctor who last year ended the lives of deaf twins Marc and Eddy Verbessem, who were both going blind.

The 45-year-olds, from the village of Putte,  near the city of Mechelen, had lived together their entire adult lives and could  not communicate with  the outside world. Their  brother, Dirk Verbessem, said at the  time that they were terrified of  never being able to see each other and feared  losing their independence  in an institution.

Professor Distelmans agreed to end their  lives – again on grounds of ‘unbearable psychological suffering’ – after their  local hospital had denied their  request for euthanasia.

Dr Distelmans told the Telegraph ‘The choice of Nathan Verhelst has nothing to do with fatigue of  life.’

‘There are other factors that meant he was in a situation with incurable,  unbearable suffering. Unbearable suffering for euthanasia can be both  physical and psychological. ‘This was a case that clearly met the conditions demanded by the law. Nathan underwent counseling for six  months.’

Last week it emerged that a staggering one in 30 deaths in the Netherlands  are now from euthanasia, after Dutch government allowed mobile death  squads to kill sick and elderly people in their homes.

The country became the first in the world since Nazi Germany to legalise  euthanasia when in 2002 it approved doctor-administered lethal drugs for terminally ill people facing unbearable suffering.


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0 responses to “Transsexual, 44, elects to die by euthanasia after botched sex-change operation turned him into a ‘monster’

  1. Dr. Death Kevorkian must be wishing, in Hell, he was a Belgian instead of American.

    But never fear, euthanasia is coming to the USA! [Snark] It’ll be one of those things about Obamacare about which Nancy Pelosi said we’ll find out only after “we” Congress passed it into law.

  2. “…unbearable psychological suffering…’ Ask the men and women and children who got caught up in the Holocaust horror about that! I’d like to shed a tear for this man, but I’ve read, seen, and heard too much of “unbearable psychological suffering” to force the tears. Then talk with those who have come through their unbearables and gone on to help others through their horrors. Sorry, I just can’t conjure up compassion in this case.

  3. Maybe it is because I am a girl…or maybe because this was, after all, a human being…but this is making me wonder about this pattern. The guy yesterday about having a relationship with dolls, this one not happy with the sex she was makes me astounded as to what where they thinking? There seems to a growing *loss* of people here. With identities, with life, with-themselves. This greatly disturbed me today. Another life for Satan to play with to destroy. Promises of a pleasurable life, love and then the lie crawls in to which they find themselves…if not ourselves… monsters with out Christ. This is the saddest thing I have read here.

  4. Verhelst’s mother says she’s ‘not bothered’ by the suicide of her “son” and that when she first saw Nancy after giving birth to the baby, “my dream was shattered. She was so ugly. I had a ghost birth. Her death does not bother me. For me, this chapter closed. I feel no sorrow, no doubt or remorse. We never had a bond which could therefore not be broken.”

    Nathan/Nancy’s transsexual operation didn’t turn her into a “monster.” The real monster is her mother.

    • Oh Doc! That is awful! It would seem, like all else, it starts in the home. It starts with the mother. I would say thank you for the update but this is so heart wrenching! This makes me think about this woman’s mother as well and how far back this abuse really goes. Thanks for keep us informed.

      It would be a guess that it might start with the woman’s mother as well. My own mother suffered under such said abuse but not in the manner this person felt. It was then transferred to me. But, I do not want this type of verbal abuse to live on with my daughter. (it would seem this is transferred from woman to woman through generations, a kind of Monarch Programming or MK-ULTRA) I am fortune, I know where this started from my view point. Maybe these women in my life wanted to toughen us up. Whatever the excuse, it robs the woman of the femininity she feels and can display. Any way, I will get off my soapbox. :o)
      Thanks for reading. God bless you all. ~lisa

    • After reading what that sorry excuse for a mother said, I almost cried thinking of the emotional abuse Nancy suffered as a child. How can a mother have no feelings for her own child? And to have the nerve to say publicly that her child’s death doesn’t bother her? You’re right Doctor, she is a monster. May God forgive me, but right now my wish is for that vile woman to burn in hell.

    • This may seem like a weak statement…none-the-less, it is true. You should never defy “Mother-Nature.”

  5. Reblogged this on The Vine Vigil and commented:
    Even so, come Lord Jesus.

  6. Wow, the mother wasn’t bothered by the loss of her child’s life?!? Something is very wrong there, no wonder she/he wasn’t happy with who she/he was!! Make me long to hear that trumpet sound more and more!!

  7. Again, I’ve lived too long!

  8. Thank you DCG for this important post. Euthanasia is another branch of the culture of death tree.

  9. Terry Westbrook Lienert

    :'( ! This is horrific beyond measure! Poor Nancy never had a chance…at love, acceptance or happiness. Her mother is the real problem. :'(

  10. Nancy’s evil mother makes me wonder how many other cases of “gender dysphoria” are actually just pathological self-loathing caused by unloving,abusive parents? I would have thought studies should be made and more done to help poor souls like Nancy love and accept themselves the way God made them and the way God Himself loves them,i.e unconditionally! If Nancy had been given proper help,instead of having her disorder pandered to, she would,I believe,be alive,healthy and happy today,maybe happily married and a loving mother of her own children. Disturbingly,anyone who suggested this in the media or psychiatric field would be branded a bigot by the PC MOB AND i SADLY DOUBT ANY RESEARCH THAT COULD GENUINELY HELP PEOPLE LIKE NANCY WOULD EVER BE FUNDED OR ALLOWED!It’s far cheaper and easier just to do a few perfunctory sessions and give hormones and surgery than to venture into the really dark abyss of the human psyche and make a genuine effort to help! To do away with her like a wounded animal is the ultimate dehumanisation! I think all this stems from a lack of agape love and is directly influenced by the devil. Poor Nancy, her’s is a truly sad story. Her mother wasn’t really a mother,just a brood-mare, a beast, a monster and she has her daughter’s blood on her hands!

  11. Nancy opened up to Ms. Mesot about her nightmarish childhood, which included sexual abuse by her brothers starting when she was 12. The youngest child and only daughter, she said her mother rejected her. “She was the girl that nobody wanted. She got that in her head,” Ms. Mesot said.

    “For me, it’s really difficult. The reason he did the euthanasia is because a lot of people gave him shit in his life. If his family didn’t hurt him so much, he wouldn’t have wanted [euthanasia],” she said. “I don’t like the idea that you give your life because other people broke your life.”

    The above is copied from:

  12. “The country became the first in the world since Nazi Germany to legalize euthanasia when in 2002 it approved doctor-administered lethal drugs for terminally ill people facing unbearable suffering.”

    This statement appears at the end of the above article. Could someone please cite for me a “truthful reference(s)” and facts concerning this statement associated with “Nazi Germany” and the “Legal Euthanasia Law” becoming the first ever enacted. Thanks in advance. I am at a loss for this one!
    Also, I have read that the term “Nazi” was a derogatory name used by political opponents of the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers Party) for propaganda purposes back in the early 1920’s (similar to the way the word “racist” is used today – negative connotation, repeated over and over). NAZI could also be understood as an acronym for “National Zionist” which appears to be a rational use of the letters N-A-Z-I. Satan can wreak havoc with words that distort the Truth!

    • The German full name of Adolf Hitler’s party: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National-Socialist German Workers’ Party).
      The shorthand Nazi is from the first two syllables of the German pronunciation of the word “national”: na-tsi̯-o-ˈnaːl.

      There can be no rationalization or justification for Nazism and Nazi Germany — a deeply-malevolent, decidedly non-Christian, pagan cult based on primitive Nordic myths, and I deeply resent your despicable attempt to equate it with U.S. conservatism.

  13. Dear Dr. Eowyn,
    All I did is ask for a “reference”. I never attempted to equate it with U.S. conservatism. Your attack on my question however, speaks volumes for as I stated earlier “as I have read”! All I am searching for is the truth and you resent me?! I try not to let “feelings” interfere with answers to important questions of history. Apparently, a lack of communication is one of the reasons why this world is in its present shape.
    Sincerely Yours, TruthSeeker


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