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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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Since the mid-1980s, rates of regret among individuals who pursue sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) have varied from 10% to 30% (Olsson & Moller, 2006).
Gender Reconstructive Surgery / Sexual Reassignment Surgery
After the sexual reassignment surgery, is Chaz a man or still a lesbian, just in a man's body?
Statistically, in a random group of 5,000 adults, there are at least four people who have undergone sexual reassignment surgery and as many as 75 people who fall under the "transgender" umbrella (conservatively estimated at 1.5 percent of the population).
(21) Of the states that have a gender change petition policy, whether by statute or by administrative regulation or policy, nearly all require sexual reassignment surgery before granting a petition.
These methods include hormone treatment, psychotherapy/counseling, and/or sexual reassignment surgery. In many cases, the effective treatment of gender identity disorder is a combination of all the aforementioned treatment options in a custom treatment option suited for the individual's specific needs as opposed to the general condition of gender identity disorder or gender dysphoria (APA, 2000; McDonald, 2004).
of California at Davis) alphabetically-arranged encyclopedia also include animal and human branding, sexual reassignment surgery, makeup, and P.T.
They reported finding a distinctly female brain structure in genetically male transsexuals (men who had gone through hormonal treatment and irreversible sexual reassignment surgery to become women).
Beyer underwent sexual reassignment surgery in 1984.
named George Jorgensen into Christine in the most widely publicized early sexual reassignment surgery. Since then, the number of postoperative transsexuals has grown into the tens of thousands, with many times that in various stages of gender transition--and, of course, an untold number who feel themselves to be transgendered and do nothing about it physically.
Jenner shared the photo not long after her interview on Piers Morgan's "Life Stories," where she revealed she kept her sexual reassignment surgery a secret from Kim Kardashian and the rest of the family.
Therefore, the DOD recognizes a transgender male as someone who was designated to be of the female sex at birth but identifies his gender as male regardless of whether sexual reassignment surgery has been conducted or not.