Is Gender Reassignment Surgery Evidence Based? Recommendation for the Seventh Version of the WPATH Standards of Care

  title={Is Gender Reassignment Surgery Evidence Based? Recommendation for the Seventh Version of the WPATH Standards of Care},
  author={Stan Monstrey and Herman Jr Vercruysse and Griet De Cuypere},
  journal={International Journal of Transgenderism},
  pages={206 - 214}
ABSTRACT In a review of the literature on follow-up studies of sex reassignment surgery (SRS), or gender reassignment surgery (GRS), this paper evaluates the levels of evidence-based medicine in relation to the surgical therapy of patients with transsexualism or with a severe gender identity disorder (GID). The specific questions that are addressed in this article are to what degree sex reassignment surgery, in general, is effective and medically indicated for severe gender identity disorder… 
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