From that which is known is that after the operation, the patient remains unconscious [for some time] until he wakes up, and after that he remains in pain for a number of hours.
If, for example, the young lady has had surgery on her stomach, and the operation required an incision be made and then sewn up, and this was a very small procedure when she was giving birth – or after that by afew months, then are her family required to inform the one who has come to see her for marriage about this surgery, which has left a scar? And is this his legal right [to know] or not?
We see and read in Arabian newspapers about operations conducted by some of the doctors in Europe [whereby] they change a man to a woman and a woman to a man. So is that correct [to do]?
And the Council studied the matter of changing a male to a female and a female to a male [gender change operation] and [in so doing] studied research papers already prepared in this field…
Is a hermaphrodite to be treated as a female, bearing in mind his affair has not yet become clear ? And are all the rulings which are applicable to a woman [likewise] applicable to him?