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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Brown testified that sex reassignment surgery is generally medically necessary to treat severe GID, that the surgery is not cosmetic (i.
The case yielded five minority opinions--one concurring, two concurring with the result but not all its reasoning, and two (written or agreed to by five of the 15 judges) dissenting from the majority's holding of deductibility for genital sex reassignment surgery.
43) In this case, Ramona Holloway, a transsexual who began work at Arthur Andersen as Robert Holloway and who transitioned during her tenure at the firm, was terminated after she informed her supervisor that she was preparing for sex reassignment surgery and asked for her official documents to be changed to reflect her transition to the female gender.
Transsexuals may desire to modify their bodies through hormones and/or sex reassignment surgery in order to bring their physical appearance into line with their gender identity.
115) She underwent sex reassignment surgery beginning in 1991, completed reassignment in 1994, and eventually married a genetic male, Marshall Gardiner.
Because of this discrimination, transgender people must pay for any medical services relating to transsexualism out of their own pockets, with the result that many are never able to obtain sex reassignment surgery.
Sex reassignment surgery on one half of an ongoing heterosexual marriage yields a same-sex marriage.
Male chromosomes do not change with either hormonal treatment or sex reassignment surgery," wrote Chief Justice Phil Hardberger of the state's Fourth Court of Appeals.
They become preoccupied with getting rid of primary and secondary sex characteristics, and may request hormonal treatment or sex reassignment surgery (DSM-IV: Criterion B).
Transsexuals are people who wish to undergo sex-change operations or sex reassignment surgery, whereas transgenders are people who live, or have a psychological urge to live, like members of the opposite sex without resorting to surgery.
Most see themselves as transsexual and request sex reassignment surgery.
CHICAGO -- Citing the need to have an accurate birth certificate for identification purposes, two women born in Illinois today asked a court to order the State to issue new birth certificates that reflect their appropriate and accurate gender following gender confirmation surgery (sometimes described as sex reassignment surgery.