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Gender Confirmation Surgery

Let's Talk About Sex (Change)

Zoe Dolan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

Public discourse around the subject is governed by media guidelines that operate to suppress discussion, such as this one from GLAAD: "Journalists should avoid overemphasizing the role of surgeries in the [gender] transition process." For me, you could not overemphasize the importance of sex-change surgery if you tried.

Stunning Before And After Photos Depict The Journey Of Gender Confirmation Surgery

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts

"Freedom, progress, diversity, respect." These are the goals photographer Claudia Gonzalez expressed to The Huffington Post. They serve as the ambitio...

Myths About Transition Regrets

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Recently there has been a spate of blog posts raising the specter of transgender people regretting transitioning. They cite their two favorite studies, without actually looking at what the actual studies said, and drag out some old anecdotes. Let's deconstruct the arguments being trotted out one by one.

Gay Iranians Are Getting Gender Reassignment Surgery To Avoid Death

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Iran's harsh stance against gays is pushing some citizens to undergo gender reassignment surgery as a means of protecting themselves. Dr. Ali Hame...

Doctors Who Perform Gender Confirmation Surgery 'Need To Go To Jail,' According To This Right-Wing Source

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality took aim at the transgender community in an appearance on “The Janet Mefferd Show” ...

Medicare Can Pay For Transgender Recipients' Gender Confirmation Surgeries: Feds

AP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Dep...

8 Myths About Transgender Men's Genital Reconstructions

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

"It's not life-or-death," "It's cosmetic," "You need therapy, not surgery," and "It will burden taxpayers" are among the many toxic myths in need of exploding. So -- with the caveats that this list is not exhaustive and I am no medical expert -- it's time to bust some myths!

Trans Woman Explains Why Gender Reassignment Surgery Can Be 'Life Or Death' Procedure

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender performance artist Shakina Nayfack sat down with HuffPost Live this week to discuss her efforts to crowdfund the cost of her gender confir...

Great News For Duke University's Transgender Community

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Duke University has now joined the growing list of universities and colleges that offer health insurance coverage for gender confirmation surgery for...

'Gender Confirmation Surgery': What's In A Name?

Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Most if not all the other names used for the procedure suggest that a person is making a choice to switch genders. This is not about choice; it's about using surgery as one of the therapeutic tools to enable people to be comfortable with their gendered self.