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sex reassignment

 

Definition: a process whereby the sex of a patient is changed by a combination of psychiatric, psychological, pharmacologic, and surgical procedures, usually as a part of the treatment of hermaphroditism or transsexualism.

Synonym(s): sex reversal

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