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Doctor insights on: Sex Change In Teenagers

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Is sex change possible?

Is sex change possible?

Yes: It is a long and careful process usually done by a team. ...Read more

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How do I have a sex change?

How do I have a sex change?

2 year eval: This is no simple evaluation. Quite often it is advised that you first live as the desired opposite sex in all manners prior to undergoing a major surgical procedure that may be difficult if not impossible to reverse. During the time hormones will be prescribed and less complicated, potentially correctable, surgical procedures on the face may be considered. Discuss first with your psychologist. ...Read more

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How do u reverse a sex change?

How do u reverse a sex change?

Yikes!: You would see a plastic surgeon who specializes in gender reassignment. The screening and preoperatively process is designed to avoid this type of eventuality so make sure your surgeon works with a team including psychiatrist. Most legit centers are at universities. ...Read more

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How much does a sex change cost?

How much does a sex change cost?

Widely variable: Costs of such procedures are widely variable from region ot region and surgeon's experience levels. Large metropolitan areas tend to charge the higher costs than suburban-rural. There are limited practioners who perform such surgeries and have psychological team support, making the procedures expensive. Price ranges from 10000-30000 in most areas. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a sex change?

At what age can you get a sex change?

Professional help.: Sexual re-assigngment is a very complex endeavor and has to be dealt with in the context of a clinic which involves the services of multiple specialties. Having said that, there is no specific age limit, but the older the patient, the more difficult it becomes to transition effectively and to become "passable".
Get professional help from very experienced practitioners. ...Read more

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Does a female-to-male sex change work?

Does a female-to-male sex change work?

It can be done: Female-to-male gender reassignment is harder than male-to-female because of the external genitalia and the need for erection during sex. What's harder than creating the penis from flaps and erasing any signs of female breasts, however, is making sure that the person really is ready for the change. This requires a long period of living as a male while undergoing counselling and hormone treatments. ...Read more

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How can I start going about a sex change?

How can I start going about a sex change?

'Sex change': Discuss with your primary doctor first. This is something that takes multiple specialists to accomplish. ...Read more

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What are the steps to getting a sex change?

What are the steps to getting a sex change?

Trans-competent Docs: It's great you're seeking education, guidance & support. Start w/ a mental health professional who specializes in transgender care & belongs to WPATH. They can help you determine how to live your life as your authentic self. They can also refer you to any medical specialist you may wish to see. (Search provider directory at wpath. Org for trans*-competent mental health clinician in your area.) ...Read more

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How would a female-to-male sex change work?

How would a female-to-male sex change work?

Tummy, wrist, etc: There are a variety of possible donor sites but the two most common are the abdomen which can be supplemented with the use of a tissue expander. However another popular option is the use of forearm skin which is transplanted to the genital area using micro vascular techniques. ...Read more

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How much does a male to female sex change cost?

How much does a male to female sex change cost?

Varies: There are several surgeries that would be needed to complete gender reassignment. Each of these would have their own separate procedure fee. ...Read more

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Can one still have children after a sex change?

Can one still have children after a sex change?

No: If children are important, do that first. Sex change surgery destroys the reproductive organs or removes access to them. If you're contemplating these issues and you're not in a support group with psychologists/psychiatrists specializing in gender reassignment, you need to be. No legitimate surgeon would proceed unless you have clearance from your psych specialist. ...Read more

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How old you have to be in order to get a sex change?

Depends on state: This depends on several factors including status of intersection states such as hermaphroditism. In such instances surgery may be performed shortly after birth. However most teams will advise living in the role of that see for at least two years after the age of consent which practically means 20 years old. However this is subject to much controversy. ...Read more

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Where can I get a sex change near Chouteau Oklahoma?

Where can I get a sex change near Chouteau Oklahoma?

Sex change: More politely "Gender Identity Change".
The only way to find that out is to let your current primary doctor know and recommend a doctor who will guide you through the change.
A lot of doctors refuse to follow this but, as an Endocrinologist, I have had no problem getting this under control with my patients. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a female to male sex change work?

Can you tell me how a female to male sex change work?

Testosterone in adeq: If T Rx is adequate you will develop deeper voice, body hair with treatment. T works well and facially and a chest with breasts removed make you look like a male. ...Read more

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What are some ways to hide that someone had a sex change?

What are some ways to hide that someone had a sex change?

Are you asking: Because you want to know how? Or you suspect a loved one has had a sex change. In either case, people dress discreetly and behave privately or quietly so as to not bring attention to themselves until they are sure how to act in social situations. I have seen transgender/transexual people and have been respectful and kept my distance as I was unsure how they wanted to be addressed as man or woman ...Read more

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I am thinking of having a sex change. How do I discuss this with my family?

Sex Change: Sexual reassignment surgery is something that requires a lot of thought and counseling. It helps tremendously if you have a good support network of friends, family, and professionals for the mental, hormonal and physical challenges involved. Learn as much as you can beforehand. How to discuss this with your family depends on your situation. Asking a professional who knows more about you may help. ...Read more

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Please answer! What procedures you would have to go through to get a sex change?

Multiple: You may require psychological, endocrine, plastic surgical evaluations. May require laser hair removal or hair transplantation for further change in appearance. ...Read more

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Hi I know a guy who is considering a sex change because he is unhappy and he feels jealous of females? I'm unsure of what to do at his point.

Hi I know a guy who is considering a sex change because he is unhappy and he feels jealous of females? I'm unsure of what to do at his point.

Only UR Friend Knows: U may not have the whole story. Ppl who identify as transgender (or who don't identify as either male or female) don't necessarily understand their own feelings. They also don't necessarily share all of their experience w/even those who they're closest 2. If u want 2 help ur friend, consider connecting friend w/ transyouth & family allies (imatyfa. Org). Or go w/ 2"transit" @atlanta's justusatl. Org. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a sex change emotionally?

What are the risks of a sex change emotionally?

What about benefits?: "sex change" can mean different things to different people. Many who identify as transgender undergo no medical treatments. Some undergo hormone treatments. Some undergo surgical treatments. But today, in the usa, whether you are legally recognized by the as male or female is determined by you and your doctor (s). You do not have to have any medical treatments to transition. ...Read more

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What is the name of the surgery for a sex change?

What is the name of the surgery for a sex change?

SRS or GRS: For transgender individuals considering surgery these procedures are broadly classified as Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) or Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS) and can be performed for male-to-female or from female-to-male. A whole host of other procedures for intersex states also exist. Procedures range from surgery on external genitalia to breasts to face and other procedures: waist/hair/buttocks ...Read more

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What is the name of the surgery for a sex change?

What is the name of the surgery for a sex change?

Gender Reassignment: The most commonly used names for surgery designed to change ones phenotype from male to female or vise versa are: gender reassignment surgery, sexual reassignment surgery or sex reassignment surgery. Specific procedures may include breast augmentation, mastectomy, penoplasty, vaginoplasty and many others to change physical appearance to feminize or masculinize the face and body. ...Read more

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Where do the organs for sex change surgeries come from?

Where do the organs for sex change surgeries come from?

From the patient's: Own body. For male to female sex reassignment, the vagina is constructed of a skin lined tube or a length of the small bowel or colon. For female to male, the penis is constructed of tissue from the abdomen, arm or leg fashioned to approximate the appearance of a penis. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is an ehlors-danlos sex change possible?

Please answer me. Is an ehlors-danlos sex change possible?

Yes: The procedure is possible, but with higher risks associated with the condition. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a sex change physically and mentally?

There are risks: Besides the risks of some major surgeries to change the external sex characteristics which include the usual suspects like anesthetic risks, chance of bleeding, infection or injury to organs/nerves, there are always the emotional/mental risks. Studies show that up to a third of people changing their sex come to regret their decision. As hard as it is to change, it is often harder to change back. ...Read more