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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.

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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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They sanctioned 54 sex changes in the past decade, 40 on men and 14 on women.
Maybe I should join the world of the sex changes and get better treatment.