Topics :: Gender reassignment surgery

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On Trans Visibility Day, Jim Colllins Announces Grant Recipients

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 31
On Transgender Day of Visibility, The Jim Collins Foundation (JCF) funds gender-affirming surgeries with 2015 grants.

Transwoman Nicole Bray's Documentary Will Follow Her Transition: Part II

MOVIES | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 29
In Part II of this two-part series, transwoman Nicole Bray shares the story of her gender transition, and the documentary film she is creating to help other transgender individuals have hope.

Transwoman Nicole Bray's Documentary Will Follow Her Transition: Part I

MOVIES | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 28
In this two-part series, EDGE looks at transwoman Nicole Bray, who got the support of her friends, family and wife, and is creating a documentary to inspire other transgender individuals.

Trans Woman Files Discrimination Complaint Against Dallas Salvation Army

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | May 6
Transgender woman Jodielynn Wiley has filed a complaint against the Dallas Salvation Army, saying that they threatened to boot her from the housing program because she hadn’t yet completed her gender reassignment surgery.

New Pre-Surgery Protocols for Transgender Teens

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 21
The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery’s founder Dr. Sherman Leis says that as people come to terms with gender dysphoria earlier, new surgery protocols are needed for trans teens.

Parents Sue SC Hospital Over Child’s Gender Assignment Surgery

HEALTH | By Meg Kinnard | May 15
A couple filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of South Carolina for what they say was an unnecessary sexual assignment surgery performed on a toddler they later adopted.

Philly Facility Pioneers Gender ’Transition’ Surgery

LOCAL | By Andrew Clark | Jan 15
Rather than travel abroad for expensive surgery or taking risks with self-administered work, the transgender community can turn to Dr. Sherman Leis, a world-renowned surgeon and the founder of The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery.

More Kids Are Getting Gender-Reassignment Surgery

HEALTH | By Lindsay Tanner | Feb 20
A growing number of teens and even children who believe they were born into the wrong sex are getting medical treatment as early as the onset of puberty. Some urge caution & raise ethics issues; others, very supportive, cite "gender identity disorder."

NY Administration Rejects Medicaid Sex Changes

HEALTH | By Michael Gormley | Oct 1
A day after an advisory panel raised the idea of using Medicaid to pay for transgender surgery, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s health department dropped it.

Thailand looks to limit sex change surgery

NATIONAL | By Jane Fugal | Nov 27
Thailand has issued rules making sex change surgery more difficult including a requirement that potential candidates cross-dress for a year over fears that some patients are rushing into the operation

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