12/21/2014 09:03 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Transgender People Face Outsized Barriers To Genital Surgery

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Not all transgender people want surgery, nor should surgery be held up as the gold standard for someone to completely transition to their gender identity. But for those who do want to go through with procedures to alter their genitalia, they must first jump through hoops that some doctors and advocates have argued recently are unethical.

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