A British trans woman has revealed plans to have ‘bottom surgery’ to remove her penis and testicles before getting an artificial vagina. Maya Osa, originally from Southampton disclosed this while expressing her frustration at being told she will have to pay 18,000 or wait six years for a gender-affirming op on the NHS. Maya described her situation as ‘unethical’ and ‘horrible’. The 24-year-old community event organiser said she always felt that she ‘did not belong’ in her body and started to question her gender identity during the Covid pandemic in 2020. She was mistakenly called ‘madam’ by a shopkeeper because of her long hair and the fact her mask hid her stubble. Following this, Osa decided to change her pronouns and name before starting hormone treatments to make her look more feminine. She now enjoys having a rounder face, growing breasts, and thicker thighs, still feels ‘uncomfortable’ in her body. She wants ‘bottom surgery’ to remove her penis and testicles and get an artificial vagina instead. When Osa started seeking taxpayer-funded gender care, she was shocked to learn that it could take six years to even get an appointment. Unable to wait that long, she decided to start paying for hormone treatment privately. ‘I was like, “Oh my god, these waiting lists are, like, three, four, five years long, just to get your first appointment”,’ she said. ‘And then you might have to wait years for a second appointment.’ Vaginoplasties are offered on the NHS but only via referral from the health service’s specialist gender identify service, which has lengthy queues. Osa, who says being trans is ‘really hard, added: ‘I either have to wait until my 30s to be seen and finally have the body I want or I spend an insane amount of money. ‘It just feels so unethical the amount of money and time you have to wait to get treatment as a trans person. ‘Its horrible, it really is.’ She claimed she was desperate to have the op, feeling ‘trapped’ due to her gender dysphoria and her lack of funds. Os said: ‘I was already dealing with a lot but now that Ive been on hormones for two years and the dysphoria for my genitals has become so strong, I do really want it. ‘Its incredibly frustrating and there have been so many times where Ive cried about this. ‘Feeling uncomfortable in my body is not a good feeling and not being able to do anything about it because I have to wait for so long or because I dont have the funds makes me feel trapped.’ Osa has launched an online fundraiser for 13,000 to get the vaginoplasty privately, with the remainder coming from her own savings. ‘Ive always felt that I did not belong in the body that I was born in,’ she said. ‘I just preferred being with the girls and felt like I was one of them. ‘When I was younger I would sneak into my mum or my aunt or my nans room while they were downstairs and I would, like, put on some lipstick and then rub it off.’ ‘I had grown my hair out and even though I had facial hair at the time, it was hidden by my mask,’ she said. ‘The lady at the counter misgendered me and called me “Madam” and I was like, “Oh, I kind of like that”. ‘It was absolutely a realisation moment.’ After changing her pronouns and name and paying almost 1,000 in private appointment fees for hormone therapy over two years, she finally started to see results. ‘Your emotions and physical appearance change so much it feels like you are going through a second puberty,’ she said. ‘What Ive noticed is that my face is so much rounder which makes me feel good. ‘Ive got fuller cheeks and the obvious one is that Ive got boobs now. ‘My thighs are also thicker, so like it changes your body shape to a more feminine kind of look.’ The post 24-year-old transgender woman reveals plans to have ‘bottom surgery’ to remove her pen!s and testicles before getting artificial v@gina appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.