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The constellation of surgical and medical therapies intended to physically change a person from one sexual phenotype to the other
a change in the gender identity of a person by legal, surgical, hormonal, or social means.
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 he → she direction–the ♂:♀ ratio of SRs is 3 to 7:1; ♀→♂ reassignment is less common and more difficult; in a study of 40 ♀ transsexuals, ±1⁄2 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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Many adolescents who begin sex reassignment therapy
early begin the RLE at this stage, although it is not a requirement during GnRHa therapy.
The case involves a ``transsexual who enrolled in Health Net's Medi-Cal health plan and sought coverage for sex reassignment therapy
,'' a court filing said.
Physicians participating in transsexual health care shall provide hormonal sex reassignment therapy
to patients requesting a change in their sexual appearance subject only to: (1) the physician's reasonable belief that the therapy will not aggravate a patient's health conditions, (2) the patient's compliance with periodic blood chemistry checks to ensure a continued healthy condition, and (3) the patient's signature of an informed consent and waiver of Liability form.