I Want My Sex Back! is the personal tale of three men who went under the knife in order to change their sex but who now years latter regret the permanent procedure. Through a number of interviews we hear how these individuals managed to come to terms with their disappointments and regrets.
Billy, Rene and Walt were born male, but they all felt uncomfortable with their sex. So they underwent sex reassignment surgery, believing it would end their distressing condition, which is known as gender dysphoria – feeling uncomfortable with your birth sex. However, becoming female only brought problems, disappointment and regret.
Billy underwent sex reassignment surgery to become the woman as he had always felt he was one but this drastic change didn’t bring him the relief he had sought, and the problems he was looking to solve remained. After living as a women for seven years he decided to reverted back to being a man.
Rene Jax and Walt Heyer are the two others featured in this film, they share similar stories of regret but both are unique in their own right.
Rene Jax was born a boy. As a child, he felt that his male body was all wrong. At 30, he finally went through the sex change he thought would bring him peace, but it didn’t work out. Having lived as a transgender woman for almost 30 years, Rene says she regrets the decision.
I Want My Sex Back! is the story of three American men who underwent gender reassignment surgery and later changed their minds.