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

SRS
37 (52.9%)
GRS
22 (31.4%)
something else (discuss)
11 (15.7%)

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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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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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Re: SRS or GRS?
« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2019, 10:19:15 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.

GCS.  Hmm, I've never heard of that term before.  But, it also makes sense to refer to it as such, since that's what it does.  Confirms the person you are inside, on your "outside," as it were.

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