Gender affirming surgery refers to surgery that changes an individual's genitalia from male to female, or female to male. Gender affirming surgery is also referred to as sexual reassignment surgery, gender reassignment surgery, genital reconstruction surgery, sex realignment surgery, or a sex change.
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Gender affirming surgery is typically completed through several surgeries. Generally, the surgeries are split into top surgery and bottom surgery. The two surgeries are usually completed at different times with the top surgery is performed first. During the surgeries, the individual's physical appearance and sexual characteristics are altered so that they align with the individual's gender identity.