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sex reassignment

a process whereby the sex of a patient is changed by a combination of psychiatric, psychological, pharmacologic, and surgical procedures, usually as a part of the treatment of hermaphroditism or transsexualism.
Synonym(s): sex reversal

sex re·ver·sal

, sex reassignment (seks rĕ-vĕr'săl, rē'ă-sīn'mĕnt)
A process whereby the sexual identity of a person is changed from one sex to the other (e.g., by a combination of surgical, pharmacologic, and psychiatric procedures); it may also occur in the life history of a pseudohermaphroditic individual whose sex at birth was uncertain; initially reared as members of one gender or sex role, such people may, on subsequent medical examination and advice, be reared thereafter as members of the opposite gender or sex role.

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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Even if he will undergo sex reassignment surgery to be artificially bestowed the gifts of womanhood, a male he shall forever be.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): The Delhi Commission for Women on Wednesday sent a notice to Department of Health and Central government seeking information regarding facilities provided to transgenders for sex reassignment surgeries (SRS) by July 31.
Vermont's health insurance managers will now require taxpayers, via Medicaid, to pay for "sex reassignment surgery" for minors.
He starts to believe he was born with the wrong body and undertakes sex reassignment surgery.
At 29, after sex reassignment treatment, she became a man.
Actress Adah Sharma is thrilled about playing a man in a comedy film on sex reassignment surgery.
Marcus Evans, a former governor of The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust which runs the centre, said the centre is too quick to give young people sex reassignment treatment.
There are ongoing rumors that Jenner is keen on going back to being male again through a reverse sex reassignment surgery.
However, he never felt like one until he underwent a sex reassignment surgery.
According to her lawyer, Malak has gone through a sex reassignment surgery previously.
PESHAWAR:A 22-year-old woman on Friday moved the Peshawar High Court (PHC) seeking permission to undergo the sex reassignment surgery (SRS) to become a man.