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Gender Reassignment Surgery

A Trans Phoenix

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 03.23.2017 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Having a vagina did not make me a woman. It simply complimented the woman I have always been.

Inside The Practice Of A Doctor Who Has Performed 1,500 Gender Reassignment Surgeries

OWN | Posted 04.01.2015 | OWN

When Dr. Marci Bowers became an OB-GYN more than 20 years ago, she had found more than her professional path. Assigned male at birth, Bowers had spent...

Skin and Bones in the Closet

Zoe Dolan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zoe Dolan

I kept silent about my sex change for several years. I knew only one other transgender lawyer, and she was already established. There were no role models to help me believe it was possible to open up without jeopardizing my career. I feared losing the life ring that my job provided for my soul. But no woman is an island.

Let's Talk About Sex (Change)

Zoe Dolan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Myths About Transition Regrets

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Puberty Suppression for Transgender Adolescents Works

Jack Drescher | Posted 11.16.2014 | Science
Jack Drescher

Puberty suppression for gender-dysphoric adolescents has only been around since the late 1990s. The Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria at Amsterdam's VU University pioneered this approach, and their recent online publication of a longitudinal study in the journal Pediatrics offers insights into how some of these kids fare.

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Flavored Condoms, Free Vasectomies, and Gender Reassignment Surgery

Shermin Kruse | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
Shermin Kruse

When the Islamic Republic first took control of Iran from the Shah, the new regime decided population growth would be greatly in its advantage. After all, it was faced with a bloody war with neighboring Iraq.

What Life Is Like For Transgender Woman's Family 3 Years After Her Transition

OWN | Posted 06.09.2014 | OWN

Three years ago, Lisa Ling explored the very private worlds of four different transgender people on their emotional journeys of transformation. In an ...

From Christine Jorgensen to Jan Morris

Justine Valinotti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justine Valinotti

Jorgensen, being one of the first trans women to become publicly known, conformed completely to the gender norms of her time, while Jan Morris was able to define her own womanhood and femaleness to a much greater degree than Jorgensen could or would have.

1960s Transgender Icon Given New Life Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

Born in 1935, April Ashley was a successful model by the time she turned 26, gracing the pages of magazines like Vogue in nothing but her underwear. B...

Parents Sue State For 'Careless, Ill-Considered' Gender Reassignment Surgery Performed On Their Son

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A South Carolina couple has filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against their home state over a gender reassignment operation performed on their adopted so...

How Does Gender Reassignment Surgery Work?

Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor Published: 08/22/2013 09:09 PM EDT on LiveScience "I am Chelsea Manning. I am female." With these few words...

Maybe I Am a Bad Influence After All

Justine Valinotti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justine Valinotti

"You can't let them adopt. They're a bad influence and, you know, the kids will turn out just like them." An otherwise progressive and educated person I know once said that. "Them," in that statement, meant LGBT people.

Another Ivy League University To Cover Gender Affirmation Surgery For Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Yale University recently became the latest college to add gender confirmation surgery to its student health plan. A campus-wide email sent last Thursd...

Meet Afghanistan's Youngest Resident To Undergo Gender Reassignment Surgery

The Lahore Times | HAMAYOUN MAHZON | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

At 16, a boy became the youngest in the Paloso naw village of Kunar province to have a life-changing operation. Enamullah, 16, became the youngest ...

Should San Francisco Pay For Gender Reassignment Surgery?

| Posted 09.23.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Jeff Sandstoe Healthy San Francisco, the city's attempt at universal healthcare,...

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

Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Against All Logic: What LGBT and Allies Do Now

Emily Dievendorf | Posted 03.04.2012 | Detroit
Emily Dievendorf

When I received word that Gov. Snyder signed the ban on health care coverage for domestic partners I choked. At this point, it is impossible not to recognize the terrible insults that the LGBT community faces in Michigan.

More Employers Will Cover Transgender Surgery, But New Hurtles Expected

Joanne Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanne Herman

The recently-released U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Healthy People" objectives for the next 10 years include a specific objective of recognizing transgender health needs as medically necessary.