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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On the sex-change surgery, the activist said it was not just expensive but also a time-consuming process and majority of the community members have to depend on hospitals and clinics in the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to get the surgery done.
Worth mentioning in the context of opposite-gender identities are their potential involvement in certain cases of transgender and (should sex-change surgery be pursued) transsexual identities.
About 2,000 people in China have undergone sex-change surgery and up to 400,000 could be considering one, according to a report in 2009 by state newspaper China Daily.
Move over "gay" rights, "trans" rights want in, with gender changes confirmed in birth certificates, passports, sex-change surgery funding and all.
The disorder is treated with therapy to help people cope with their condition, and sometimes with hormones or sex-change surgery.
Sexuality and gender-adjustment experts spoken to by Izindaba emphasised that an added benefit of sex-change surgery was being able to escape such labelling.
The book is basically vanilla flavored, although there is an entry on how sex-change surgery affects orgasm.
The first celluloid glimpses of transsexualism came soon after news of George/Christine Jorgensen's 1952 sex-change surgery had jolted and mesmerized the world in movie theatre newsreels, and in attention-grabbing newspaper headlines such as "Thousands in US Don't Know Their True Sex
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.
A', who grew breasts after undergoing hormone treatment and wears skirts and make-up in her cell, has also been allowed to have full sex-change surgery, from which she was previously banned while in a male prison.
Although she is on the margins of society, she continues to perform the Muslim prayers, fasts during the holy month of Ramadan and respected her mother's wish that she not undergo sex-change surgery.
This diagnosis, which is used to justify "treatment" for gender-nonconforming children and for adults seeking sex-change surgery, has implications worldwide, given the influence of the DSM on other diagnostic tools, such as the World Health Organization's International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (2007).