Kurt Warnekros

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Kurt Warnekros (1882–1949) was a German gynaecologist and pioneer in sexual reassignment surgery.[1][2]

Lili Elbe

In 1930, following a trip to Paris, Warnekros took Einar Wegener as a patient, arranging a series of operations, transforming Wegener into Lili Elbe. This was following the operation performed at Magnus Hirschfeld's Institute for Sexual Research for the removal of Elbe's testicles. A series of three operations were performed. Lili died after the last operation when the transplanted womb was rejected by her body.[3]

Portrayals in popular culture

Kurt Warnekros is portrayed by Sebastian Koch in the 2015 film The Danish Girl.[4]

References

  1. ^ "First gender reassignment in history". Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.transmediawatch.org/timeline.html
  3. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/the-danish-girl/true-story-lili-elbe-transgender/
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810819/


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