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sex reassignment

a process whereby the sex of a patient is changed by a combination of psychiatric, psychological, pharmacologic, and surgical procedures, usually as a part of the treatment of hermaphroditism or transsexualism.
Synonym(s): sex reversal

sex re·ver·sal

, sex reassignment (seks rĕ-vĕr'săl, rē'ă-sīn'mĕnt)
A process whereby the sexual identity of a person is changed from one sex to the other (e.g., by a combination of surgical, pharmacologic, and psychiatric procedures); it may also occur in the life history of a pseudohermaphroditic individual whose sex at birth was uncertain; initially reared as members of one gender or sex role, such people may, on subsequent medical examination and advice, be reared thereafter as members of the opposite gender or sex role.

sexual reassignment

, sex reassignment
The legal, surgical, or social action or decision to assign the appropriate sexuality to a person previously considered to be of the opposite (or of ambiguous) sex.
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She pleaded with the court to allow her to undergo sex reassignment and issue necessary directives for the authorities concerned to change her gender in official documents as per law.
Dissolution of marriage meanwhile, could be filed based on the following grounds: when a joint petition is filed based on the grounds provided for absolute divorce; when one of the spouses has undergone a sex reassignment surgery; when the spouses have been living separately de facto for at least five years; when one of the spouses has contracted a bigamous marriage and when one of the spouses have been legally separated by a judicial decree for two years.
The six grounds that will allow availment of summary proceedings are: de facto separation for at least five years; bigamous marriage; legal separation for at least two years; imprisonment of six years of the respondent spouse and sex reassignment surgery of one partner.
An official in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand underwent sex reassignment surgery - also known as genital reconstruction surgery - last year.
an empress from China who ended corruption in China; Temple Grandin, (1947--), an animal whisperer who has autism; and Christine Jorgensen (1926--1989), the first transgender person to become widely known for having sex reassignment surgery in the 1950s.
Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 Roman underwent sex reassignment surgery in New York at the age of 26 and changed her name and gender.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 4 (ANI): The woman constable, who had filed a plea in the Bombay High Court seeking permission to undergo sex reassignment surgery, on Monday underwent a medical test at Sir JJ Hospital in Mumbai.
Another Bahraini woman, who underwent sex reassignment surgery in India, is also in the same situation.
She was one of the first women to undergo sex reassignment surgery in the United States.
I think the president makes some good decisions about making sure that we have a force that is capable," he said, focusing on the potential medical costs of sex reassignment surgeries.
A sex reassignment surgery he recommended in 1967 went on to become a famous case in medical history.
Examples are current policies denying medical coverage for sex reassignment surgery, denying health care by a provider because of transgender identity and numerous obstacles to obtain health insurance coverage.