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Hormones and Surgery During Gender Transition

Hormones and surgeries are sometimes used by people who are not content to remain the gender they were assigned at birth (often called trans or nonbinary people) in order to effect a body that is more congruent with their internal sense of self. This entry briefly overviews these interventions and will also consider when it is generally recommended that they be used.

People under the broad, umbrella term trans may identify as trans men if they are assigned female at birth and identify as men, or as trans women if they were assigned male at birth and identify as women. People under the broad term trans may also identify as something outside of the gender binary of men or women and so may identify as nonbinary, ...

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