Sex reassignment surgery for male-to-female involves reshaping the male genitals into a form with the appearance of, and as far as possible, the function of female genitalia. Before any surgery, patients usually undergo hormone replacement therapy HRT and, depending on the age at which HRT begins, facial hair removal. There are associated surgeries patients may elect too, including vaginoplasty , facial feminization surgery , breast augmentation and various other procedures. Lili Elbe was the first known recipient of male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, in Germany in She was the subject of four surgeries: one for orchiectomy , one to transplant an ovary , one for penectomy , and one for vaginoplasty and a uterus transplant. However, she died three months after her last operation.
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There are lots of milestones separating adolescence from adulthood, but few carry the same gravity as sex. Losing your virginity feels significant because it affirms how you feel about others, but also, crucially, how you feel about yourself. And for people who are transitioning, a first post-op sexual encounter can be even more about self-discovery, with ramifications that can be life changing. Here, three people describe in their own words their first intimate experience after gender affirmation surgery. All have been lightly edited for brevity and clarity and just a warning, a following story contains references to sexual assault. I came out as transgender five years ago. My wife and I divorced shortly after.
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Christine Jorgensen, a former Army private from the Bronx who underwent surgery and hormone treatments in Denmark in to change from a male to a female, died of cancer yesterday in San Clemente, Calif. She was 62 years old. The San Clemente General Hospital issued a statement saying Miss Jorgensen's death followed a long bout with bladder and lung cancer. In her book, ''Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Biography,'' published in , Miss Jorgensen said she had a normal, happy childhood but on growing up became frustrated by feelings that she was a woman trapped in a man's body. A Sensation in Tabloids.
Baer was born in Germany in as a girl, Martha Baer. She became a feminist activist as a young woman and at the beginning of the 20th century, she entered history as the first person to undergo a sex-change operation. Baer was born to a German-Jewish family in Arolsen in central Germany. But later she told his father of a problem. As a girl he learned to hide his body from other children, adapt his behavior to what was expected of him and play with the girls in class.