Why Gender Correction Surgery is Necessary?
Sexual identity is the core issue of human psychology. Gender identity poses a great embarrassment for transgenders and we can imagine the problems of a person who just keeps on struggling to find his own gender identity. Their mind needs a constant help and support in this venture of establishing their own self, so that they can integrate themselves in the society at the earliest as per their psychological need. The problem still gets exaggerated when they don't get enough expected support even from the basic supporting pillar, their own family, as well as society. By en large lack of awareness about the gender identity disorder and absence of defined regulations in the society may be the main attributes for this. This puts a transgender (who is already in a constant internal conflict between body and soul), in a conflict with the society leading to hampered interactions and interpersonal relationships with family, friends and colleagues.
We understand the core need of an advanced skilled support system for transgenders at every level of their journey of becoming part of society with dignity.
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 is specially deals in this field. Depending on the situation, you may be advised a certain period of counseling (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 transgender transman and tranwoman 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 flexile and vary individual to individual according to medical, social, financial and religious parameters.