sexual reassignment

(redirected from Transsexual Conversion)

sexual reassignment

a change in the gender identity of a person by legal, surgical, hormonal, or social means.
The constellation of surgical and medical therapies intended to physically change a person from one sexual phenotype to the other

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 heshe direction–the ♂:♀ ratio of SRs is 3 to 7:1; ♀→♂ reassignment is less common and more difficult; in a study of 40 ♀ transsexuals, ±12 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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Perhaps Currin has been using the codes of a marginal, nearly vanquished representational language to engender a transsexual conversion of selfhood and identity.