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As the name implies, sex (or gender) reassignment surgery encompasses all those surgical procedures that are performed with the aim of making a transgender person's body congruent with the gender with which they identify. 

Transsexuality or gender incongruence is used to describe severe discomfort with one's birth sex, manifested by a desire to live, dress and be treated as a member of the opposite sex. 

Substantiated information by:

Mauricio Raigosa García

Published: 14 December 2021
Updated: 14 December 2021


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