Sex change has become commonplace in the country. Apart from Metro City, some people are also doing gender change in cities like Indore, Bhopal. A youth has recently had a sex change in Bhopal. It started in the world from 1930 onwards. According to a report, for the first time in Germany, a young man made a sex reassignment. Reassignment treatment has changed a lot since then.
New technology also costs less than before
Who is undergoing gender change? How is that done? And why are people doing it? How much does it cost? What are the Chances of Success? To answer many such questions, ‘Divya Bhaskar’ conducted the first such operation in Central India, Dr. of Apollo Hospital, Indore. Ashwini Das (plastic surgeon), psychiatrist Dr. Ashutosh Singh spoke to Delhi High Court Senior Advocate RM Tiwari and Madhya Pradesh High Court lawyer Sanjay Mehra.
Who undergoes gender change?
Dr. Singh said that people who have Gender Identity Disorder or Gender Dysphoria are being sexually transformed. Being a Gender Dysphoria, a young man wants to live like a young woman and like a young man. That is, unlike them, they find themselves more natural in sex. Some men like habits from a young age and women like men from a young age. These symptoms begin to appear at the age of 10 to 12 years. If there is a man, he will choose to dress as a woman, try to walk like women and make gestures just like them. The same goes for women, in which they want to live like men. In such a situation these people have to have a sex change.
When does gender change happen?
No surgeon can make a gender change without the psychiatrist’s approval. People who have gender dysphoria are assessed in detail. It examines whether a person actually has gender dysphoria. This work specializes in psychiatry. This assessment is made only after the age of 18, as a person is not considered mentally ready before this age. If an adult has any symptoms of dysphoria, this type of assessment is done.
How does gender change happen?
According to Dr. Ashwini Das, about 18 are required to go from male to male and about 33 to go from female to male. Along with the gender of the person concerned, their face, hair, nails, gestures, hormones, ear shape are also changed. However, such processes are very expensive. Most people, therefore, do not do all these stages and undergo gender change through the main four phases, which costs Rs 2 to 2.5 lakh.
How long does the entire process take?
It is easier to be a man from a woman than a man is to be a man. If a man wants to be a woman, then the organs of women are made from the parts of his body. It takes up to 4 hours. It also takes another 2 hours for the breast. Both of these operations are performed at intervals of 3 to 4 months. It can take 3 to 4 years if a person wants to make changes to all 18 types of processes. At the same time, the costs in this long process increase.
Changes in hormones
According to Dr Das, even in a city like Indore, some people are changing their gender. Most of them involve cases of men becoming women. Dr. Das has undergone 37 gender change operations in the last 4 years. Plus some are still on the waiting list. They say that hormone therapy is very important in gender change. That is why the hormone is transmitted to the body in men and women in men. Even after the gender change of a man, he cannot bear children. But after marriage, a physical relationship can be made precise.
Who is involved in the whole process?
The process of gender change involves not only plastic surgeons but also psychiatrists, psychologists, gynecologists, neurologists, and lawyers. The person who undergoes gender change has legal writings. In it he allows himself to say that he is undergoing gender change. It is also necessary to get the approval of the person’s family. A psychiatrist is allowed, which determines whether the person actually has a gender dysphoria.
What did the laws say?
Senior advocate RM Tiwari of the Delhi High Court said that there is no provision in the law for gender change. It is unethical and wrong to change the gender of any person without legal provision. According to Madhya Pradesh High Court lawyer Sanjay Mehra, identity cards are also announced according to the gender change, which is approved by the government. Mehra says that in the Mahabharata, the case of becoming a man from a woman was seen as a shikhandi. But they believe that there is no provision for gender change in the law.