In today's media, particularly in Australia, we tend to only get one point of view on many topics. For fear of hurting people's feelings or being labelled politically incorrect the media will avoid giving the other side of controversial topics.
This article, written by Walt Heyer, a man who had a sex-change operation, then deeply regretted it, should be required reading for anyone who is thinking of having sex-change surgery:
Here is his testimonial - a really troubled life.
His site would be good to read for anyone thinking of having such surgery:
Taking cross-sex hormones is also a health risk, causing things like high blood pressure, strokes and cancer (item 6 in the following)