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This section returns to the contradictions built into cure and its promise that medical technology can align people’s bodies with what they desire. The author explores these contradictions by expanding on his story of chest reconstruction surgery, laying his desire for a flat chest alongside transabled people’s active choosing of disability. He declares his lifelong struggle to love his disabled self exactly as it is irreconcilable with his use of medical technology to reshape his gendered body. This theme of contradiction is continued through an examination of how gender transition is and is not connected to cure and of the...

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