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Gay Iranians facing sex change call

Iran is one of a handful of countries where homosexual acts are punishable by death.

Clerics do, however, accept the idea that a person may be trapped in a body of the wrong sex, so homosexuals can be pushed into having gender reassignment surgery - with many people fleeing the country to avoid it.

It is not official government policy to force gay men or women to undergo gender reassignment but the pressure - including from family - can be intense.

Ali Hamedani reports.

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