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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 663–669.
Published: 01 November 2020
... it into the daily doses you have been taking as you heal. I'm guessing you are (understandably!) bewildered by this information. Yet your surgical team deemed it necessary to give you these details, for even as we are confident in your results, your temporal incisions proved particularly challenging, such that we...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 164–173.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to trans is not so simple. The diagnostic entity transsexualism emerged as one constituted by surgical desire (Benjamin 1954 ). But while clinical discourses held a monopoly over both the definition and treatment of transsexuals for decades, inscribing and reinscribing desperate surgical demand as its...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 190–206.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and biomedicalization “do not in themselves begin to describe the situation we find ourselves in” ( 2007 : 1). The promise of surgical interventions might be a kind of “cruel optimism” in Berlant's words ( 2011 ). An exclusive focus on surgery, that is, might impede exactly the kinds of transformation...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 251–267.
Published: 01 May 2018
... in the cis-surgical context of cancer treatment (mastectomy) or the FTM transitional context (of top surgery). Neither of these contexts readily allows for a nonnormative trans chest. The author utilizes their own experiences of chest surgery to critique delegitimizing, prohibitive clinic practices...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of YouTube's most high-profile content producers and its most successful trans video blogger (“vlogger”), Lazzarato has thoroughly documented her life on-screen; however, she has largely avoided sharing details of her surgical procedures. This Is Everything takes a closer look at her rise to fame alongside...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 635–658.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of social ease, domestic comfort, and existential peace. Building on Lauren Berlant's theorization of cruel optimism and the work of Tobias Raun and Laura Horak on video narratives of hormonal and surgical transition, I position the figuration of futurity in these narratives as generative of a form...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 345–348.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Riki Wilchins Abstract Andrea Long Chu's New York Times article, “My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy (And It Shouldn't Have To),” marks a shift in trans discourse, raising issues about the challenges of surgical outcomes and being a post-op transgender woman with a candor that has heretofore been...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 228–244.
Published: 01 May 2018
... are at high risk for self-treatment and self-injury. This article describes the many factors that may affect transition and surgical choices. A composite case example is presented to illustrate how surgery without social transition might enhance the life of a female-identified person who lives socially...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and improved surgical techniques have resulted in a vulva that is esthetically pleasing, functional, and sensate. This first-person account shows how techniques evolved in a critical two-year period between 1974 and 1976. References Goddard Jonathan C. , Vickery Richard M. , and Terry Tim...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 462–480.
Published: 01 November 2021
... a transsexual in this definition did not automatically result in surgical eligibility. Benjamin and Belt remained preoccupied with the possibility that transsexuals would regret their surgeries and seek legal or personal revenge, and thus their assessments of who should have surgery focused more...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 161–163.
Published: 01 May 2018
... was not a transsexual because they didn't cut their flesh. It's remarkable, in hindsight, to reflect on the peculiar power modern culture has granted to the surgical as a technique for the production of realness—that is, genital-altering transsexuals are considered (though not without contestation) to have really...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 205–207.
Published: 01 May 2014
... potential of his surgical technique to assist not only cisgender but also transsexual males. Dhillon's transsexual body was both a fleshly and symbolic catalyst and field for Gillies's surgical imagination to extend and develop further. Cutting, splicing, pulling, tucking, and transplanting nerves, arteries...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (2): 223–238.
Published: 01 May 2019
... gender is perceived by persons, that can correspond or not to the gender assigned at birth, including the personal experience of the body. This can involve modifying bodily appearance or functions through pharmacological, surgical or other means, provided it is freely chosen” (LIG, article 2). 6...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (2): 160–171.
Published: 01 May 2022
... strongly on genital capabilities, the debate about intersex has neglected something crucial. By directing attention to whether different types of surgery bestow or diminish genital capabilities, commentators have undertheorized the fact that surgical interventions of all kinds claim to provide another...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 33–35.
Published: 01 May 2014
... foundation for legal definitions of gender/sex within case law ( van Anders, Caverly, and Johns, forthcoming ). Because of the intransigence of genes (an iB/L trump), iB/L make little room for legal recognition of gender/sex transitions. Surgical alteration of genitals only serves to reinforce iB/L...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 606–620.
Published: 01 November 2018
... raises a set of interesting questions. Why did Young publish a summary of a case that involved neither a surgical procedure nor a complete diagnosis? And what does the abrupt ending suggest about Billie's embodied knowledge? Valuable in Young's eyes as a case of presumed exceptional pathology...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 273–279.
Published: 01 May 2014
... legal, medical, and cultural agency while confounding Channel 4 expectations for a Hollywood surgical transition story. Due to her concern about side effects, she procured a therapist's letter for the right to vaginoplasty that precluded the usually compulsory course of hormone treatment. Yet Arquette...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 296–298.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and specimens (e.g., physical anthropology texts, a longitudinal orthodontic study of Euro-American children). This research resulted in a biologically based prescription for surgical sex change of the face that relies on and reproduces racial notions of (white) femininity. In other words, the search...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 May 2018
... collaboration diagnostic criteria Many trans and gender-diverse (TGD) 1 people seek access to psychotherapeutic, hormonal, and surgical treatments but wish to avoid pathologization and stigmatization. This conflict is the central dilemma of their relationship with clinicians, particularly mental...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 219–222.
Published: 01 May 2014
... narrates the transsexual subject's self-actualization through surgical and hormonal transformation, has been an important genre for the dissemination of transsexuals' understandings of their own life narratives; it is also a fraught practice, since the narration of a transsexual life in conformity...