The first sex change operation was performed in 1951 by Dr. Harry Benjamin in New Jersey. The patient was a transgender woman named Christine Jorgensen. The operation was a success, and Jorgensen became a celebrity and advocate for transgender rights.

Sex change operations have become more common in recent years, and there are now many surgeons who specialize in this type of surgery. The procedures involved in a sex change operation can vary depending on the individual’s needs, but they typically involve removing the sex organs of the original gender and constructing the sex organs of the desired gender.

Sex change operations can be a very personal and emotional decision for individuals. It is important to do your research and talk to a qualified surgeon before making a decision about whether or not to have a sex change operation.

Here are some resources that you may find helpful:

  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health:
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons:
  • The Trevor Project:

The first sex reassignment surgery, also known as gender confirmation surgery or gender reassignment surgery, took place in 1930. The patient was Lili Elbe, a transgender woman from Denmark. At that time, the procedure was experimental, and the surgical techniques and understanding of transgender healthcare were still in their early stages.

Lili Elbe’s surgeries were performed by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld and his team in Berlin, Germany. The procedures involved removing Lili’s testicles (orchidectomy) and implanting ovarian tissue in an attempt to induce feminization. Later, a series of additional surgeries aimed at constructing female genitalia were performed.

Unfortunately, the surgeries were not successful, and Lili Elbe faced severe medical complications, which ultimately led to her death in 1931. Despite the tragic outcome, Lili Elbe’s bravery and contribution to transgender history remain significant.