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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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There were no recorded deaths related to sexual reassignment procedures in the period and the average length of hospital stay ranged from 5.3 days to 9.2 days.
The case concerned the petitioner's desire to have his marriage to a transsexual individual nullified on the basis that the person to whom he was married had undergone sexual reassignment surgery and was, therefore, biologically still male.
Since the mid-1980s, rates of regret among individuals who pursue sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) have varied from 10% to 30% (Olsson & Moller, 2006).
Medical Gender Transition: Physical changes, such as through gender-affirming surgery / sexual reassignment surgery and/or hormonal therapy that result in one's physical appearance affirming one's gender identity; not all transgender individuals choose to take hormones or undergo gender affirming surgery.
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).
Limiting gender to male or female--as defined by God, the dictionary, or sexual reassignment surgery--enhances discrimination toward transgender people by creating a thirdness that few people comprehend or accept." (76) Additionally, sexual minorities in general are seen by outsiders "as one-dimensional sexual deviants," which "encourages the compounding of erroneous assumptions ...
(8) That precedent further suggests, however, that a requirement of certain sexual reassignment surgeries is not an appropriate legal standard for Alaskan courts to apply.
These methods include hormone treatment, psychotherapy/counseling, and/or sexual reassignment surgery.
of California at Davis) alphabetically-arranged encyclopedia also include animal and human branding, sexual reassignment surgery, makeup, and P.T.
Diagnosed with gender identity disorder, Rebecca Taylor last year flew to Thailand to see a doctor she regards as the best in the world for sexual reassignment surgeries.
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.