An episode of the inspiring WOW docuseries airs on the Discover Health & Fitness channel on April 13 at 10PM (and again at 1AM). You can watch episodes on the DHF website.
World of Wonder’s six-part series Sex Change Hospital, which first aired in the UK, is exactly what the title would lead you to believe. Based in Trinidad, Colorado, the sex change capital of the world, each one hour episode is a self-contained journey following 2 people as they take the final step in their transition from one gender to another. In this episode: Emeri is a 20-year-old male-to-female college student who would like to have her surgery complete before the semester begins at school. And Donna, formerly Donald, is a truck driver who comes to the hospital for male-to-female genital reassignment surgery.
Here’s an excerpt from David Hinckley’s review in the New York Daily News:
“For some, the high hurdles will come in two areas of this documentary-style report: first, the whole idea of transgendering, and second, some fairly graphic details about what’s removed and what’s added for patients going in either direction. On the other hand, the human part of the story – the things that patients and the people in their lives go through – provides familiar dramas about conflict, doubt and reconciliation. Often touching, those stories can resonate with everyone.”