Nathan Verhelst, 44, born Nancy, chose a medically assisted death after his sex change operation left him feeling like a ‘monster.’ Euthanasia is legal in Belgium, but a subject of controversy as more people are choosing it.
SOURCE – A Belgian transsexual who was “disgusted” with his sex change operation has died by euthanasia, according to reports.
Nathan Verhelst, 44, who was born a woman named Nancy, chose to end his life with the assistance of a doctor, citing “unbearable psychological suffering.” He died Monday afternoon.
Euthanasia is legal in Belgium, and the doctor who carried out Verhelst’s euthanasia procedure, Wim Distelmans, also made headlines last December for euthanizing a pair of deaf twins who were going blind.
Verhelst suffered years of emotional pain before and after his sex change operation, including a tormented childhood, he told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.