sexual reassignment


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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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There were no recorded deaths related to sexual reassignment procedures in the period and the average length of hospital stay ranged from 5.
Transmen may seek a variety of medical procedures if they decide to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, including hormone therapy (e.
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.
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.
3) For many transgender individuals, the only way to obtain identification that matches their lived gender is through a complete surgical reconstruction of their genitals, which is collectively referred to as sexual reassignment surgery (SRS).
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.
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.