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MedicYatra provides the safe & best Gender Reassignment Surgery at its affiliate & trusted hospitals & clinics in various metro cities of India, like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune etc.Our Associate Board certified doctors are extensively trained and vastly experienced and have performed hundreds of such surgery at our state of the art JCI accredited hospitals & Clinics. Our aim is to provide you the best of the services at the most affordable costs. Don't forget to say hi at

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  • Thailand’s one of the leading destinations for SRS surgery at the same quality but half the price internationally. Thailand has been promoting their medical tourism for past few years. They have several websites listed in recommending the medical treatment you prefer. I would like to recommend one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in Bangkok including Bangkok Plastic Surgery Clinic, PAI Institute, Kamol Cosmetic Hospital..etc. All you can find and contact them online first. Also plenty of reviews for SRS in Thailand on the web, I think that could be another choice to consider as well.
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Gender Reassignment Surgery

  1. 1. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.comGender Reassignment Surgery Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  2. 2. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.comOverview Background Distinctions Two ways to view gender dysphoria Ethical issues Further thinking Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  3. 3. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.comBackground Assumptions Sex has three meanings  Genetic (XY, XX, XXY, etc.)  Phenopytic (what you look like physically)  Social (how you are raised, how you present) Gender has one (main) meaning: the social or behavior aspects of sexual identity. There is no 1:1 relationship between sex and gender Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  4. 4. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.comBackground Assumptions Sexual dimorphism is part of the mental landscape in our culture.  First question when baby is born  “treatment” of intersex babies  As species go, we are not too dimorphic; variations within the sexes are greater than the variations between them. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  5. 5. Email: Background Assumptions There is a lot we don’t know about sexual and gender development  How genotype is translated into phenotype  What hormone surges (in utero and at puberty) do; what can go wrong  How people “feel” like women or men apart from social conditioning Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  6. 6. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.comDistinctions  Heterosexual  Homosexual  Bisexual  Transvestite  Transsexual  Transgender Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  7. 7. Email: Distinctions Heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual describe sexual attraction, grounded in biology but affected by culture.  Medically speaking, these are not disorders.  Attraction is fluid and changing; most people think attraction is established before birth.  DSM-III (1974) Transvestite describes people who wear clothes of the other gender. Motives differ. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  8. 8. Email: Catholic Teaching: Sexual function has two purposes  Fun (aka “union”)  Babies (aka “procreation”) Double effect  Good or morally neutral act  One effect intended, one foreseen  Bad effect is not a means to the good Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  9. 9. Email: Transsexual/Transgender terms refer to the same thing gender dysphoria (DSM-IV) Transgendered persons can self-identify as gay or straight. Some transgendered persons get married; some engage in homosexual relationships with members of their new sex. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  10. 10. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.comGender Dysphoria: one view  Objectively disordered  Psychiatric in nature  You don’t do surgery for psychiatric symptoms (unless you do; see Elliot)  Gender reassignment surgery mutilates and results in sterilization, therefore it is wrong. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  11. 11. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.comGender Dysphoria: other view Biological in nature; hormone surge in utero contributes to sexualization of fetus. Disruption can “cause” GD. Male and female brains differ; in some respects, m->f brains look like female brains and f->m brains look like male brains. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  12. 12. Email: GD: other view If GD is biological, then surgical correction is appropriate. Other surgical corrections:  Strabismus  Cochlear implant  Aortic repair  Lasik surgery; septoplasty Mutilation and sterilization are side effects. (see Double Effect) Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  13. 13. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.comSurgery is last step in transition  Transition includes  Psychological counseling  Living as “the other”  Hormone treatments to affect secondary sex characteristics (hair growth, breast size, voice)  Plastic surgery to fashion new genital and urethral equipment; mastectomy for f->m; breast augmentation for m->f.* *cause of action in Seton lawsuit Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  14. 14. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.comSome transitions are finishedwithout surgery  Expense  Mutilation  Irreversibility Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  15. 15. Email: Ethical Issues Should surgeons be allowed to perform gender reassignment surgery? How do we take care of patients after surgery? How do we take care of transgendered persons in the hospital for other reasons? Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  16. 16. Email: Allowing surgery for GRS Patient must be part of program Program must be rigorous Surgeon must have experience; double boarded in some cases (e.g., urology and plastic surgery) Treat these patients fairly Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  17. 17. Email: Ethical IssuesRespect for transgendered persons means: Using the form of address and pronoun he or she chooses. How the person presents is the person’s social identity and should be honored. Protecting privacy, especially with regard to roommate if there is one. Private rooms are nice but not always possible. No one taking care of the patient should be surprised; confidence must be held carefully. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  18. 18. Email: Stoke your imagination Stories of Native Americans Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Oscar-nominated film Transamerica Carl Elliot, “A New Way to Be Mad.” Atlantic Monthly, Dec 2000. Call Me Malcolm (UCC: Office of LGBT Concerns in Cleveland has copies) Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd