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Do you call it SRS (sex reassignment surgery) or GRS (genital reassignment surgery/gender reassignment surgery/genital reconstruction surgery)?

SRS
36 (52.9%)
GRS
21 (30.9%)
something else (discuss)
11 (16.2%)

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Offline LizK

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Re: SRS or GRS?
« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2019, 08:11:56 am »
I don't care what you call it my surgeon called it GCS so I called it GCS...so long as I ended up with anatomically correct bits in all the right places it didn't really matter. I had to repeat it so many times pre-surgery that it just made sense to use his language. 
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Offline KathyLauren

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Re: SRS or GRS?
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2019, 08:18:21 am »
Tomayto, tomahto.  I tend to use the term GRS because that's what Dr. Brassard's clinic in Montreal calls it.  But the terms are interchangeable, so use whichever makes you feel more comfortable.
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Re: SRS or GRS?
« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2019, 10:24:45 am »
I don't specify much of anything any more, it's done and I am happy. When or if I ever discuss it with a muggle I just say "surgery" and look towards my lap. They understand that better than any acronyms I could mention. Folks in our tribe don't need any more descriptions either.

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Re: SRS or GRS?
« Reply #63 on: April 18, 2019, 06:46:16 pm »
I chose SRS from the list.  I like the idea of GRS standing for Genital Reconstruction Surgery but I think that most people regard it as standing for Gender Reassignment Surgery.  I agree with Polar Bear that the term Gender Reassignment Surgery is misleading, as the surgery does not change anyone's gender but makes their gender match their bodies. 

However, I agree with treeflower and others that GCS, for Gender Confirmation Surgery, is the most appropriate term.

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