Gender affirmation surgeries resume. But trans people still struggle because of the pandemic.

  • May 24, 2021
Gender affirmation surgeries resume. But trans people still struggle because of the pandemic.

BY Mike Gaisser
JRN 490 Spring 2021

a screenshot of one of Dosch's TikTok videos
A screenshot of one of Dosch’s TikTok videos

Fifi Dosch, a transgender woman in California, started hormone replacement therapy the day before the state lockdown order in March 2020. She was already socially transitioning, and this was the first step in her medical transition.

“[Now] I’m prepping up for bottom surgery and all non-essential surgeries are getting pushed to the bottom of the list,” Dosch said. “Which I understand, but I don’t like. I think if a cis person woke up with the wrong genitals, they’d consider correcting it an essential service.”

These surgeries are slowly getting back on track after delays and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And trans people are now able to schedule and undergo surgeries to affirm their gender.

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