Bruce Jenner Enlists Dr. Renee Richards As Transgender Sex Change Coach – Report

Bruce Jenner Enlists Dr. Renee Richards As Transgender Sex Change Coach - Report

Bruce Jenner has been friends with Dr. Renee Richards for decades. Up until 1975 Richards was actually Richard Raskind, a popular tennis player. After undergoing gender reassignment surgery the new Renee Richards petitioned the U.S. Courts to allow her to play tennis then as a woman. After wrapping up a successful sports career Richards went on to be a popular eye surgeon but has always stayed in contact with Bruce.

According to the April 14th print edition of Star magazine Bruce is looking to Richards for advice in the process of gender reassignment. He’s smart enough to know that he needs a mentor of some kind and Richards is the perfect person to turn to for guidance. Richards has reportedly warned Bruce not to even go through with the surgery unless he felt like he had absolutely no choice. This is obviously an extreme procedure that can’t be undone and so Richards insists that if Bruce is going to have it done then he needs to feel like life as a man is completely impossible. Jumping the gun and going through gender reassignment surgery without fulling thinking it through would be disastrous!

Do you think that Bruce has really weighed his options carefully and that he’ll end up going through with it? It’s at least wise of him to have a mentor in place but do you trust that Richards is giving his longtime friend the best advice? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Robert Billings

    Feel sorry for the Jenner girls. The guy has a mental problem.

  • Robert Billings

    and you know so much about it because?

    • PattyJM

      I know this because I transitioned male to female in the 1980s. That is four decades of life as a man and almost three more as a woman. Since 1985 I have known literally hundreds of other trans people

      I know about the professional views of transsexual people because I did my research. You can look up the two professional associations mentioned earlier. Also look at WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health). This is the organization that establishes the professional standards of care.

      I can say that I knew I was different when my age was measured in single digits.

      Does this answer your question?

    • PattyJM

      I know about transsexual men and women as I was born male and transitioned in the 1980s. Along the way I’ve known literally hundreds of others in all stages of transition.
      You can learn about people like me online. In addition to both psychological/psychiatric associations sites try WPATH