History Of Gender Change Operations
In 1952, a 27-year-old George Jorgensen left the United States to Denmark, and when he returned, he had changed into Christine Jorgensen(female).
Jorgensen, who described herself as a woman trapped in a man's body, was one of the very first people to do (gender change operation) that involved hormonal therapy and surgeries. This process did not begin in the United States until 1966.
The suffering of sexual identity begins early in childhood, feeling of a man trapped in a woman’s body, or vice versa, is described by people of all ages. A person suffering from these internal conflicts can suffer from anxiety and depression and may be diagnosed with sexual identity disorder.
Sexual identity disorder is a condition associated with mental health that may occur when a person feels that the sex, they were born with is inappropriate - and medical intervention can be of benefit. Those people are having biological disease, not a mental one as Scientists consideration.
Being a transgender is not related to anatomy or sexual orientation, it is about identifying the sexual altitude which can be masculinity, femininity, without gender, or a mixture of male and female - which differs from your specific gender based on physical characteristics. While some will not recognize their sexual status, there are others who decide to live on the basis of their desired sex.
Transformation is a two-step process: a social transformation, such as buying new clothes and a new name, and a medical transformation, using hormonal therapy and surgeries. Depending on each person’s desires and needs, transformation can be a social and medical transformation, or one of the two, or it may not be diverted to those who avoid it.
How does sex transformation procedure work?
Converting male anatomy to female or female to male, gender change operations works by required changes in the anatomy of the person. Basically, For male to female, the operation requires removing penis and reshaping the genital tissue for more female look. For female to male, the operation requires creating a penis from the clitoral tissue. Also breasts may need to be surgically reshaped or altered for a male look.
It is difficult to define the accurate number, but Williams Institute estimates that 0.3% of the entire population of the United States is identified as transgender, but not all of them would like to have gender change surgery.
Every year, approximately 100 to 500 people in the U.S. perform a gender change surgery.
The United States is not a major place for treating sexual identity disorder, nearly 2,500 surgeries are performed globally each year - Thailand is the leading destination for gender change surgeries.
Sexual transitions are carried out according to the rules of the International Specialized Society for Transgender Health (WPATH) and standards of care for sexual identity disorder.
Some operations are medically necessary to treat sexual identity disorder, while other common sexual processes such as rhinoplasty and eyebrow lift may be cosmetic, but some consider this external appearance more important than genital reconstruction.
Operations for trans men (or those considered female at birth) include:
1- Mastectomy on both sides.
3- Rebuilding the reproductive organ via a process called metoidioplasty (a process that allows the surgeon to rebuild the penis from the clitoris).
4- Clap the testicle sac (build the scrotum).
5- Vaginal excision.
6- Baroplasty (penile building).
It is possible to add a penile taste (an industrial taste used to treat erectile dysfunction) or testicular taste of the new genitalia.
Although the maximum length of the new penis is 2 inches (5 cm), there is a study shows that 80% of transgender men have had sexual intercourse, and most of them managed to reach orgasm.
Most of transgender are women, or those who were considered men at birth, and transformation can begin with a breast implant,
In addition to cosmetic procedures for the feminization of the body and the face, such as the process of feminization of the face (FFS), and the implant of the thigh and hip before performing genital reconstruction.
The processes that lead to the formation of the female genital organ include:
Clitoroplasty (clitoral construction).
Urethralisation (reconstructing the urethra).
Vaginoplasty (formation of the vaginal canal, from the tissue of the penis or by patching from the colon), Penile excision, which is a procedure that coincides with vaginoplasty, and the clitoral cap is formed from the glans penis.
How much does gender change surgery cost?
In the United States, gender change surgeries costs from $ 25,000 (for male-to-female transfers) to $ 100,000 and more (for a female-to-male transformation), although the typical price ranges from $ 7,000 to 50,000.
Female-to-male patients in Thailand can pay an additional $ 8,000 to increase, for example, the length of a single-inch penis additional inches.
Transsexuals who have had gender change, are happy with what they have done, often.
In the United Kingdom, for example, only 2% of people who have had the surgery regret having the physical transformation, compared to 65% of those regretted by non-transsexuals who perform plastic surgery.
In the United States, less than 1 % of transgender women may be addicted to the process of rebuilding their genitals, which is similar to the rate of long-term complications.
More than 80 % of people have reported long-term (treatable) complications such as vaginal hair growth (and 29 % diffuse among transgender women) and urinary problems (almost identical, approximately 27 percent).
Of course, there is the famous cases like Charles Kane, who switched from male to female in 1997, and then returned again. After becoming Simantha Kane for seven years, Charles found that he would not be accepted as a "real woman" for himself and for society, and he felt that hormonal therapy changed his mind to make the first decision, but, Kane's condition is irregular.