I am MTF transgender. Can I get a sex change/gender reassignment surgery first before starting hormones?

can i get the sex change operation before starting hormones and all that stuff? Is there any risks?

Doctor Answers 1

Sexual Reassignment Surgery should be performed after hormones and psychiatric support

Sexual Reassignment Surgery can be a wonderful part of a transgender persons life but should not be taken lightly.  I only offer sexual reassignment surgery to patients who have had long term psychiatric support, hormonal support and understand the risks benefits and alternative options.  I dont believe you will be able to find a practitioner that would do this before some of the reversible steps have not been taken.  I hope this helps!

All the best,

Rian A. Maercks M.D.

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