gender confirmation surgery


Definition of gender confirmation surgery

: any of several surgical procedures that a transgender person may choose to undergo in order to obtain the physical characteristics that match their gender identity A new study has confirmed what others before it have found: Gender confirmation surgery improves the quality of life of most who choose to undergo it.— Jeff Taylor Gender confirmation surgeries for trans men and trans women, respectively, differ in scope and kind, giving patients a range of medical options to define transitioning on their own terms.— Lydia Dishman

First Known Use of gender confirmation surgery

1993, in the meaning defined above

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“Gender confirmation surgery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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