Myths/Transitioning means SRS

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Myth: Transitioning always means receiving gender-affirming surgery.


There seems to be an assumption that anyone who transitions, especially those who identify as female, will of course receive gender-affirming surgery (SRS, GRS, etc.)

Example: This tweet assumes that a trans girl, who was permitted to transition by a Texas court, wants SRS and will receive it as a result of that decision.


  • Many trans people do not want surgery (a fact which is often held against them -- especially trans women, who are often inaccurately described as "men" because they still have penises).
  • Medical practice in most countries bars children from receiving SRS (see Myth: Children can get SRS).