Transgender, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is "relating to, or being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that differs from the one which corresponds to the person's sex at birth." Which is where sex reconstruction surgery (SRS) comes in. But to simplify, think upper and lower body modifications -- commonly referred to as top and bottom procedures.
SRS helps a person born male or female switch their gender by changing outward appearances. For males transitioning to females, top modifications include breast augmentation and facial feminization.
While the Caitlyn Jenners and Chaz Bonos of the world may be able to afford all the involved expenses, people of more modest means often struggle.
With a will, of course, there is always a way, but the physical and financial side effects of some methods can be risky.
In response, here are eight safe and sound options for funding gender reassignment.
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