Transgender Sex Reassignment Surgery

Introduction

I am doing a project for my Medical Anthropology class about Sex Reassignment Surgery. I am doing a mock grant proposal and am trying to find out about the history and the politics surrounding the surgeries. Does anyone know a good resource or know someone who would know about this? 

Also, if you know how many doctors do it currently in the United States that would be a great factoid too. 

Thanks!

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2 responses to “Transgender Sex Reassignment Surgery

  1. Sue

    Books like these would help you a lot, I think. You can order books for free from most libraries through Inter-Library Loan. This is how I borrow a number of books for myself and it’s very easy to do. Here’s a few links to the books from Amazon:

    Principles of Transgender Medicine
    http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Transgender-Medicine-Surgery-Sexuality/dp/0789032686/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261863736&sr=8-3

    This one, my girlfriend (who is trans) liked quite a bit:
    http://www.amazon.com/Guidelines-Transgender-Care-Walter-Bockting/dp/0789036118/ref=pd_sim_b_1

    Also, I’d suggest reading Whipping Girl. It’s an excellent collection of essays about feminism, transgender and other things… Very good:
    http://www.amazon.com/Whipping-Girl-Transsexual-Scapegoating-Femininity/dp/1580051545/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261863953&sr=1-1

  2. You might find Mani’s Story at the web site quoted of interest

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