Gender reassignment is a medical intervention in which the gender of a transsexual is adapted to his or her sensibilities.
Transsexual people, i.e. people who are in the wrong body and feel that they are actually a man or a woman, nowadays have the option of undergoing gender reassignment surgery. In this context, many doctors also speak of a "woman-to-male" or a "man-to-woman" operation.
Of course, gender reassignment is not a procedure that is decided on from one day to the next. Rather, gender reassignment takes place in several stages and also under therapeutic supervision.
Compared to the man-to-woman operation, the woman-to-male operation is somewhat more complex. Among other things, skin is removed from the arm. This skin is later used to make the Penis shaped.
But regardless of whether a female or a male body is created in the course of gender reassignment: every operation naturally poses a risk. Therefore, after counselling, many transsexual people decide against the operation without giving up their perceived identity.
However, the term "gender reassignment" shows that the image around the perceived gender, which can deviate from the biological sex, has also changed in social terms. Those who no longer speak of a transformation, but of an adjustment, in a way concede to those affected that they are merely "putting something right" with the help of an operation and not fundamentally transforming it. A small, but quite significant difference that shows that transsexuality is now treated somewhat more tolerantly than it was a few years ago. Nevertheless, it will certainly take some time before people who have undergone gender reassignment surgery will be met with complete freedom from prejudice.