A mentally ill Brit woman, who fantasizes about raping other women, has been allowed to undergo a sex change.
Taxpayers will have to pay 2,500 pounds bill to turn the middle-aged patient into a man.
The treatment is already halfway through, with both breasts having been removed. A hysterectomy is now due and has also had hormone treatment for ten years.
"He is now closer to being able to carry out his fantasy of raping women. He is in limbo at the moment, halfway between a man and a woman," The Sun quoted a source, as saying.
"He is one step away from carrying out what he wants," the source added.
The patient was also jailed for threatening to kill his psychiatrist and key worker before being detained under the Mental Health Act.
His previous convictions are believed to include kidnap and threats to rape women.
The source said: "This patient has made it quite clear that a reason for wanting a sex change is so that he is able to kidnap and rape.
"He threatened that if he is not given a full change he will get pregnant, which would cause a scandal."
The patient has lived as a male since a teenager and has been diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder.
The hospital bosses feared being sued on human rights grounds if they deny him a full sex change.
However, the hospital refused to comment on the case.
"All patients have access to the same range of expert opinion for medical, surgical or other conditions as any UK citizen," said a spokesman
"If gender reassignment was considered appropriate, the case would be managed by the hospital accordingly," he added.