What Are The Steps To Sex Change Operations?
If you are ready to make the change from a male to a female or vice versa, you may be wondering what the steps to have a sex change procedure is. It is not an easy process, nor an uninvolved one. Changing from one sex to another involves many different steps, surgeries and procedures. The first step is to make sure that you are really physically and emotionally up for the challenges that may arise, and to make sure that it is really the best choice for you personally.
Where do I start if I want to change sexes?
The best place to start if you are ready to change your sex is to see a psychologist. It may seem silly to start there, but to be eligible to change your sex you will be required to go through a series of psychological testing to make sure that you are really ready for the consequences of changing your sex. Before you can even be considered for the surgery that is required, you need to be cleared by a psychologist, so starting there is the most appropriate first step. Getting a referral from your general practitioner is the way to begin the process.
What will a psychologist do to determine my eligibility for changing sexes?
There are a battery of tests to determine whether becoming a person of the opposite sex is really what you desire. There are some people who think that if they just switched sexes they would be happy only to find out afterwards that it wasn’t what they wanted at all, and by then it is too late. A psychologist will be able to ask the right questions and get to the root of why you want to have a sex change and whether it is healthy for you personally.