Definition of gender reassignment in English:

gender reassignment

Syllabification: gen·der re·as·sign·ment


  • The process whereby a person’s physical sexual characteristics are changed by means of medical procedures such as surgery or hormone treatment: [as modifier]: gender reassignment surgery
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    • She was born a man and underwent gender reassignment surgery 20 years ago to become a woman.
    • Having never heard of gender dysphoria, the state of mind which characterizes the desire for gender reassignment, I was naive about the complexity or intensity of the process.
    • In the early 1970s, only around 15% of those requesting surgery were "granted" gender reassignment surgery.

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