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Huang Wei, a 22-year-old transsexual woman in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. (Source: Global Times/Shenzhen Evening News)

BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Pictured is Huang Wei, a 22-year-old transsexual woman in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province who suffered botched surgery that left her with no testicles, but no female genital organ. Now Huang's identity card is considered invalid and because the ID card says "male" but with no testicles.

It's caused Huang difficulty finding employment since coming to Shenzhen from Sichuan Province some years ago. "Once I went to a kindergarten to apply for a job as a dancing teacher," Huang said. "The employers were satisfied with this 'girl' but when they saw my ID they were shocked. I've lost many job opportunities because of this."

Huang is an only child whose parents doted on him. "But I wanted to be a girl since I was young. The surgery was a failure. I had to drop out of school and have no real professional skills. I'm just hiding now in Shenzhen's dark corners. I am officially neither male nor female and don't know what to do."

(Source: Global Times/Shenzhen Evening News)

Editor: Han Jingjing
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