sex reassignment

noun
variants: also sexual reassignment

Medical Definition of sex reassignment 

: gender reassignment In the conventional narrative about sex reassignment, a person is so sure from such a young age that he or she inhabits the wrong body that a surgically corrected self is a lifelong dream.— Lisa Miller, New York Magazine, 8 Sept. 2014 …} he metamorphosed into a woman through exhaustive estrogen therapy, electrolysis on every last facial hair follicle, and sex reassignment surgery.— Noelle Howey, Ms., October/November 1999

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