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When can I have gender reassignment surgery?

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This probably won’t be an option until you are over 18 in Northern Ireland, however, you can discuss this with your doctor before you are 18. 

It is likely that the surgery won’t be performed until you are older and to be eligible for it, you must have completed your social gender role transition. This simply means that you have to live in your preferred gender identity role full time for at least a year to help confirm that surgery is the right option for you. Normally, during this time you will be taking the hormones of your preferred gender to help your body become more female or more male, depending on your gender. 

For further information contact Belfast Trans Resource Centre:

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