- the alteration, by surgery and hormone treatments, of a person's physical sex characteristics to approximate those of the opposite sex: Born male, she now lives as a woman but has no plans for a sex change.
Origin of sex change
First recorded in 1975–80
Also called sex reassignment, gender reassignment.
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Examples from the Web for sex change
Al was robbing the bank so he could afford a sex-change operation for the guy.Almost Famous: A Father's Day Story
June 15, 2014
Sarne persevered, editing his sex-change opus right up to premiere night, June 24.When Hollywood Flirted with Porn: 1969, ‘Myra Breckinridge,’ ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,’ & 20th Century Fox
February 1, 2014
In the movie, Angel talks to female-to-male transsexuals, like himself, about their sex-change experiences.Can Porn Be Feminist?
April 21, 2012
Aviello, it emerged, was saving up for a sex-change operation and needed the cash.Amanda Knox DNA Shocker
Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 27, 2011
- a change in a person's physical sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex, often achieved by surgery
- (as modifier)a sex-change operation
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- The modification of biological sex characteristics, by surgery and hormone treatment, to approximate those of the opposite sex.
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