sex reassignment surgery

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sex reassignment surgery

sex reassignment surgery

Surgical treatment to alter the external appearance in the direction of the opposite sex. It is rarely performed but is sometimes justified in the case of people with ambiguous genitalia or in the case of some TRANSSEXUALS who are convinced that they are of the wrong anatomical sex.
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I have scrubbed in on gender-reassignment surgery. It is lengthy, complex, risky--and expensive.
Coombs said Manning was seeking hormone therapy, but not gender-reassignment surgery.
Another problem is of fertility-blocking puberty in boys before mature sperm have had the chance to develop removes the option of freezing sperm in case they later decide they want to start a family after undergoing gender-reassignment surgery.
In his opinion, Advocate-General Jacobs begins by stating that by analogy with existing ECJ case-law, the Directive applies to situations where a person suffers discrimination concerning the duration of entitlement to a statutory old-age pension as a result of undergoing gender-reassignment surgery. He then suggests that the correct comparator - the person with whom the applicant's situation must be compared - is a female person whose identity is not the result of gender-reassignment surgery.
Cases that have ended badly include that of Christie Littleton in Texas, where an appeals court ruled in 1999 that she could not bring a wrongful death suit after her husband, Jonathon, died; even though she had undergone gender-reassignment surgery, the court deemed Littleton male and her marriage invalid.
A Republican-backed bill that decreed that, for the purpose of marriage, gender is assigned at birth and cannot be changed even after gender-reassignment surgery, died in the legislature.
Beautiful Boxer: The true story of Thai teenager Nong Toom, who grew up knowing she was a girl trapped in a boy's body and raised money for gender-reassignment surgery by becoming a kick-boxing champion.
After the 68-year-old activist had gender-reassignment surgery in October 2001, she was rejected by more than 100 companies, who refused to provide her with the lower-cost policy offered to women.
Gay themes are woven into the show seamlessly, with Roma Maffia playing the clinic's lesbian anesthetist and with upcoming plot strands including gender-reassignment surgery and the discovery by a character's son that his girlfriend is a lesbian.
23): Helen Shaver (still a gay and lesbian favorite from Desert Hearts) plays Max's (Richard Dreyfuss) best friend, Steve--who is just back from gender-reassignment surgery, as Erica.
Now she's used her savings to cover the bill for the gender-reassignment surgery she had scheduled for May 4.
In a tender scene with Hubley, she recalls her gender-reassignment surgery in Denmark, speaks of the wife and young daughter she left behind, and says she changed her sex "because I wanted the friendship of women." Playing a transsexual could veer into overacting, but Dukakis underplays it, just as she did in the original Tales.