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So This Is How Gender Reassignment Surgery Works

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Understanding the Procedure

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The European Society of Urology released an informative video that illustrates how doctors can remove the male reproductive organs in order to turn the penis into a vagina, and the end result is truly fascinating.

Admittedly, the video is hard to watch, especially as a man, but it gives incredible insight into the careful procedure that so many thousands of people choose to go through in order to live happier, more fulfilling, and more honest lives. Nowadays, more Americans are familiar with similar operations, not to mention the physical and emotional male-to-female transformation process, thanks to high-profile trans people like Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner.

Is It Worth It?

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You’ve probably heard that people who undergo sexual reassignment surgery often leads to further dissatisfaction, as well as depression and even suicide. An easy negative consequence to name while trying to dissuade people from getting SRS, the numbers don’t actually match up with what those who disagree with such surgeries would have you think.

While sex change regret is very real, studies show increasing numbers of patients reporting positive life outcomes post-surgery. Most studies place regret at below 4% of those who have transitioned, and realistically, much of the regret is due to the fact that society won’t accept trans people, not because they don’t accept themselves.

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