Medical Dictionary

gender reassignment

noun

medical Definition of gender reassignment

: the act or process of changing from living as a person of one sex to living as a person of the opposite sex by undergoing surgery, hormone treatment, etc. to obtain the physical appearance of the opposite sex
  • But the number of teenagers going through gender reassignment has been growing amid wider acceptance of transgender identity, more parental comfort with the treatment and the emergence of a number of willing practitioners.
  • —Anemona HartocollisThe New York Times17 June 2015
  • … the Affordable Care Act prohibits health insurance companies from discriminating against transgender people, opening the door to coverage that includes gender reassignment surgery.
  • —Terry O'NeillThe Huffington Post8 Sept. 2014

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