sexual reassignment


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sexual reassignment

a change in the gender identity of a person by legal, surgical, hormonal, or social means.
The constellation of surgical and medical therapies intended to physically change a person from one sexual phenotype to the other

sexual reassignment

Transsexual conversion, sex change, sex conversion The constellation of surgical and medical therapies intended to physically change a person from one sexual phenotype to the other; most SRs are in a heshe direction–the ♂:♀ ratio of SRs is 3 to 7:1; ♀→♂ reassignment is less common and more difficult; in a study of 40 ♀ transsexuals, ±12 had endocrine dysfunction–eg, polycystic ovarian disease, gonadal dysgenesis. Male-to-female RA Bilateral orchiectomy, penectomy, vaginoplasty, breast augmentation, homone therapy AMN 17/2/92, p26. Female-to-male RA Partially successful; requires mastectomy, hysterectomy, androgenic hormone therapy

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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Medical Gender Transition: Physical changes, such as through gender-affirming surgery / sexual reassignment surgery and/or hormonal therapy that result in one's physical appearance affirming one's gender identity; not all transgender individuals choose to take hormones or undergo gender affirming surgery.
In fact, many health insurance policies today don't provide coverage for the full range of sexual health needs: they won't pay for contraceptives, sexual dysfunction medications, tubal ligations, vasectomies, sexual reassignment surgery, and the like.
Beyer underwent sexual reassignment surgery in 1984.
By my rough estimate, this is forty to 100 times more men than are castrated for sexual reassignment.
Sexual reassignment of children is considered only in cases of gender dysphoria or non-specific amorphous genital structure.
We regret to inform our fans that Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the season with sexual reassignment surgery," The New York Post quoted the hacker, as posting on the Yankees' Facebook page.
Then he wants to find a job, in hopes of saving the money he said he needs to begin hormonal therapy and, ultimately, sexual reassignment surgery.
The process of physical transition for transsexuals usually includes hormone replacement therapy and may include sexual reassignment therapy.
The Danish Girl, set in the early 1900s, follows the life of Danish painter Einar Wegener (portrayed by Eddie), who was one of the first people to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.