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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This category would refer to those individuals who do not physically fit their self-perceived gender, being able or not to have a sex reassignment surgery (SRS).
Lawrence, "Sexuality before and after male-to-female sex reassignment surgery," Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol.
With these words, the Daily News announced that Jorgensen's sex reassignment surgery had not simply turned Charles into Christine, but it had also transformed her into a "blond beauty." Demure blonde women represented the gender norm of white womanhood in the mid-twentieth century and regulated the gender intelligibility of all women in visual representations.
In order to qualify for sex reassignment surgery one of the first steps is to be diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder GID (Ross 2009).
Ellaborn determined that the taxpayer suffered from severe GID and prescribed a three-step treatment plan recommended by the Benjamin standards: hormonal sex reassignment (hormone therapy requires one psychotherapist recommendation); real-life experience (living as the opposite gender for at least 12 months); and sex reassignment surgery (subsequent to the real-life experience; requires two psychotherapist recommendations).
CAIRO: The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said it will take the case of Azhar student Sally Abdallah who had undergone a sex reassignment surgery, to the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights with the Egyptian government as its adversary.
In a case of first impression, the Tax Court ruled that the costs of hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery for an individual diagnosed with gender identity disorder (GID) qualified as deductible medical expenses.
However, sex reassignment surgery (SRS) is irreversible and requires greater consideration and discussion.
Current Olympic guidelines permit transsexual athletes (those who identify with a different sex from the one they were born with) to compete only after they have completed sex reassignment surgery, been legally recognised as a member of the target sex, and after having undergone two years of hormone therapy.
(55) During the separation, the defendant wife underwent sex reassignment surgery so that at the time of the action she no longer had male sexual organs and was therefore capable of penetrative intercourse.
(Medical literature, in fact, uses the term "vaginoplasty" only to describe the creation of a vagina in women born without one and for male-to-female sex reassignment surgery.) (3,4)