Why Gender Correction Surgery ?
Sexual identity is the core issue of human psychology. By enlarge, lack of awareness about the gender identity disorder and absence of defined regulations in the society may be the main attributes for this. This can cause internal conflict, leading to hampered interactions and interpersonal relationships with family, friends and colleagues.
Sex reassignment surgery (abbreviation SRS, also known as Gender affirmation surgery or Sex change operation) is conglomerate term used for all the surgical procedures which are carried out to alter a person’s physical appearance and function to resemble to that of opposite sex. Other terms used for Sex reassignment procedure are Gender reassignment surgery, Gender Correction Surgery, Gender Confirmation Surgery.
The first step in path of treatment journey of a transsexual (both male to female or female to male) is to get the diagnosis of Gender Identity disorder also known as Gender Dysphoria. This diagnosis is done by a psychiatrist who specially deals in the field of Gender Dysphoria. Depending on the situation, you may be advised to go for psychological counseling for a certain period (usual period is 3 months to one year).
Once you are diagnosed as a case of Gender Dysphoria, Hormonal Therapy is instituted in accordance to Endocrinologist. Hormonal therapy in transgenders (transmen and tranwomen) is popularly known as HRT (Hormonal Replacement Therapy). Hormonal Therapy in FTM transgenders is also known as T (Testosterone) Therapy. After a certain period of hormonal treatment, sex reassignment procedures are carried out. The usual practice followed is as per WPATH standards, though the guidelines are quite flexible and vary individual to individual.