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'I had gender reassignment surgery at 81'

Ruth Rose, 85, says she knew she was female from the age of nine.

She didn't have a medical sex change until four years ago, at the age of 81.

Ruth told BBC Radio 5 live that she wanted to be a figurehead for transgender people and show the world that people who have had gender reassignment surgery "are not freaks".

You can listen to the full interview with Ruth here.