Egyptian Man Becomes a Woman – level 1
Muhammad comes from Egypt. Muhammad is not happy. He feels he is a woman. He does not understand his feelings. He cannot talk to anyone about them.
Doctors in Egypt do many tests. They check Muhammad’s blood and brain. Muhammad must take personality tests. Doctors think that Muhammad has mental problems.
After many years, doctors say that Muhammad can have an operation. The operation makes him a woman. He is happy. Muhammad becomes Farida.
Farida’s life is not easy. People in Egypt are very conservative. Her family does not want her anymore. She loses her job. She must move to another town. People do not know about her past there. Farida teaches children in her area now. She would like to have a child in the future, too.
Difficult words: personality test (a test that helps find out what somebody is like as a person), mental (connected to the mind and thoughts), conservative (when people like traditional things and they do not like new or modern things and ideas).
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