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