Sex reassignment surgery

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Sex reassignment surgery (SRS) is a form of gender confirmation surgery in which the genitalia are reconfigured to match the patient's gender identity. In some jurisdictions, SRS is required before legal gender may be updated, but this practice is increasingly rare as many transgender people find it unnecessary or not worth the considerable trouble (not to mention risk, in situations where insurance does not cover the procedure).

SRS is both necessary and effective for alleviating gender dysphoria in those who seek it[1][2].


  • /misrepresentation: There are frequent misleading attempts to present SRS as unnecessary or harmful




  • 2011/02/22 [L..T] Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery: Cohort Study in Sweden Conclusions: “Persons with transsexualism, after sex reassignment, have considerably higher risks for mortality, suicidal behaviour, and psychiatric morbidity than the general population. Our findings suggest that sex reassignment, although alleviating gender dysphoria, may not suffice as treatment for transsexualism, and should inspire improved psychiatric and somatic care after sex reassignment for this patient group.”


  1. References 9: Sex reassignment surgery helps: a collection of scientific studies on the effects of SRS (collection of scientific citations)
  2. SUMMARY OF CLINICAL EVIDENCE FOR GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERIES "Overall, gender reassignment surgeries have been found safe, effective, and necessary in treating gender dysphoria." (cites further sources)