Medical Dictionary

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 MillerNew York Magazine8 Sept. 2014
  • …} he metamorphosed into a woman through exhaustive estrogen therapy, electrolysis on every last facial hair follicle, and sex reassignment surgery.
  • —Noelle HoweyMs.October/November 1999

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