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U.S. gender confirmation surgery up 19 percent in 2016, doctors say

Reuters India Monday, 22 May 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social acceptance of transgender people.
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New data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that in the U.S. Gender Confirmation surgical procedures are on the rise. This is the first time reporting has been done on the procedure. The findings show that between 2015 & 2016 there was a 20 percent increase in...

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