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Gender reassignment surgery in Swiss hospitals 2019-2022 Gender affirmation surgery: 68% of operations are for a transition from female to male

26.10.2023 - In 2022, 486 people were admitted to hospital to carry out one or more gender affirmation operations. In 68% of cases, the aim of the surgery was to change the gender of the person from female to male, in 32% of cases from male to female. In Switzerland, almost all gender transition surgery is carried out in five hospitals. These are some of the findings from a Federal Statistical Office (FSO) publication.

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