bottom surgery

noun

plural bottom surgeries
: a type of gender confirmation surgery in which a person's genitalia are altered to align with their gender identity
Connecticut's law has required an individual to have bottom surgery before amending a birth certificate … . The new bill will authorize the issuance of birth certificates …Martha Hollister and Tikeyah Whittle
More transgender people in the US are opting for bottom surgery, a report from one of the country's leading medical schools has revealed.Jasmine Andersson

Examples of bottom surgery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Looking forward, Henson counts down the days until his final set of surgical procedures, a genital reconstruction process commonly called bottom surgery. Aliyya Swaby, ProPublica, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bottom surgery was in 1994

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“Bottom surgery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bottom%20surgery. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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