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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The court had however rejected their request and denied them permission for sex-change.
Earlier this year, the Sunday Mail revealed almost PS1million has been spent sending Scots to England for sex-change surgery, prompting calls for a specialist surgical centre north of the Border.
One of the quotes attributed to Tyson in the false sex-change story reads: "Some people might think it strange that I'm now a woman.
Moyer noted that sex-change surgery "is not an essential health function, especially when it would be taking money away from those suffering from chronic illnesses like cancer, AIDS, and heart disease.
Although she longs to receive a full sex-change operation, Qian said she would not consider getting one until it could guarantee her a 100 per cent female body.
A SEX-CHANGE police officer is threatening to quit because because she is only entitled to a WPC's pension.
A Spanish clinic performed a sex-change operation on a 16-year old boy--the youngest to undergo the operation in Spain to date.
Now, patients requiring sex-change surgery and other care including psychotherapy, hormone treatment, speech and language classes and facial hair removal, will be dealt with in the same way across the region.
The key point is that sex-change operations are so superficial and external that they do not change the original personality: a male remains a male; a female remains female" (B.
Summary: An Egyptian man-turned-woman has filed a lawsuit with the prosecutor general against the president of al-Azhar University for refusing to re-admit her after the sex-change operation.
A year after a ban was lifted, Cuba plans to soon start performing sex-change operations, the president's daughter said May 28.
But Peter later split from his wife and underwent a full sex-change operation to become a woman - and now calls herself Melissa.