Notes on Gender Role Transition

The Gendered Self-- Further commentary on the transsexual phenomenon

Chapter 9. Post-op Life

Anne Vitale Ph.D.

Most books and articles on this subject end with the individual "completing" transition by having a "sex change" operation. As interesting as the transition period seems to be to everyone, including the individuals aspiring to or in the midst of transitioning, it turns out to be only an intermediate period in the individual's life. This chapter describes life immediately after surgery and beyond to what we have learned from long term post-ops (some as long as 30+ years) about "living happily ever after."


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