sex change


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sex change

n
a. a change in a person's physical sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex, often achieved by surgery
b. (as modifier): a sex-change operation.

sex′ change`


n.
the alteration, by surgery and hormone treatments, of a person's morphological sex characteristics to approximate those of the opposite sex.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sex change - a change in a person's physical sexual characteristics (as by surgery and hormone treatments)
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
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My son has just told me he's going to have a sex change.
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FORMER world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis says he respects the decision of his former promoter Frank Maloney to undergo a sex change.
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If the High Administrative Court rules in their favour on December 31, it means they will be eligible to undergo a sex change operation abroad, and legally change their name and gender.
There are eight times as many male-to-female sex change operations in Iran as there are female-to-male operations, according to Mohammad Saberi, the head of the Tehran Department of Forensic Psychiatry.
POLICE have begun a hate crime investigation after a woman waiting for a sex change said she was barred from a ladies' toilet.
A MAN waiting for a sex change operation has gone on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting a woman.
The spoof story "Mike Tyson sex change operation a 'complete success', say surgeons," was published on the African news site, SpyGhana, in late November and went viral soon after.
So people who want to change their sexual identity must undergo a sex change operation in order that their feeling of identity be formalized in their documents.
Sex change in, for example Lysmata wurdemanni, is controlled mainly socially (Lin & Zhang 2001, Baeza & Bauer 2004, Zhang & Lin 2007), and some MP shrimp may not change sex (Baldwin & Bauer 2003, Zhang & Lin 2007).
THE first Brit to have a sex change celebrated her MBE yesterday - and revealed details of her fling with late INXS singer Michael Hutchence.