The amount of surgical procedures for trans people is rising


Gender confirmation procedures reportedly rose by 20 per cent in the US last year, according to the survey provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). They report about 3,200 transfeminine and transmasculine surgeries were performed last year, a staggering increase of 20 percent on 2015’s figures. The surgeons admit that they provide their services more and more often for trans patients because of the higher awareness of transgender issues. Gender reassignment surgery is often defined as the reshaping of genitalia, which contrasts with gender confirmation surgery, which embraces all the procedures designed to help trans people feel more comfortable with their bodies. The year-on-year increase in surgeries has been attributed to better insurance coverage and to the growing acceptance of transgender people in society. The spokesman of the ASPS claimed: “As plastic surgeons, it is our goal to help patients to get to a place where they want to be as far as their body is concerned.”


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