To be clear, many transgender people prefer the term “gender confirmation surgery” to “gender reassignment surgery.” The word “reassignment” implies the person was born one gender and is “reassigning” their genitalia to resemble that of their identity. In reality, they’re “confirming” their true gender identity.
In the last year, being transgender gained worldwide attention through Caitlyn Jenner, Jazz Jennings, Laverne Cox and Gigi Gorgeous. From the attention curiosity sprouted, and cisgender people are intrigued by transition — especially surgical its surgical aspects.
The European Society of Urology published a very thorough and fascinating video on male-to-female gender confirmation surgery. It’s a simplified animation of a very complicated procedure, but it’s educational. If you’re squeamish, you might want to skip the video.