Transgender man dies while getting hysterectomy

An Augusta man who fought to legally change his name to match his gender identity recently died after complications from surgery, officials said Tuesday.

Rowan Feldhaus was 25.

Feldhaus had a hysterectomy, WRDW-TV reported, and a few days later went into septic shock and lost oxygen to his brain.

Feldhaus was initially denied a request for a name change in July 2016, but the Georgia Court of Appeals in January unanimously overruled the state court judge’s ruling. AJC

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