Feeds

Sex change Webcast postponed at last minute

Patient said to be at risk -- surely not?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

A sex change operation due to be broadcast live on the Web tomorrow has been postponed due to "pre-operative complications". A man -- known as William -- who should have left an unidentified hospital somewhere on the West Coast of the US as Julie, will now have to wait until the surgeon, who doesn't want to named, feels that it's safe to proceed with the operation (This is beginning to read like a soap-opera - Ed). William/Julie is currently "at risk" if the six-hour procedure goes ahead, the surgeon said. "We are extremely disappointed that the surgery will not take place as scheduled, but the health and safety of the patient must come first," said Seth Warshavsky, president of IEG, the adult entertainment company which is behind the broadcast. Anyone who has already paid $9.95 in advance to watch the operation will get a refund, said Warshavsky, who also said that another date would be set for the operation. But this has failed to convince sceptics who believe this is nothing more than a hoax and that it has been contrived simply to gain publicity. The gender change operation was originally scheduled to take place last November. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Forget silly privacy worries - help biometrics firms make MILLIONS
Beancounter reckons dabs-scanning tech is the next big moneypit
Microsoft's Office Delve wants work to be more like being on Facebook
Office Graph, social features for Office 365 going public
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.