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Saying 'sex-reassignment surgery' is apparently out. New PC term is 'gender-confirmation surgery.

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It appears an even more politically correct term is on the rise that may soon replace the tried-and-true "sex-reassignment surgery" or "gender-reassignment surgery." Get ready to begin uttering "gender-confirmation surgery." (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

It appears an even more politically correct term is on the rise that may soon replace the tried-and-true "sex-reassignment surgery" or "gender-reassignment surgery," both of which used to be called "sex-change operation" before the PC winds blew through our cultural branches.

Drum roll, please: You may now begin uttering "gender-confirmation surgery."

Seemingly inherent in this latest euphemistic incarnation is the ever-growing notion that we can choose not only what gender we'd like to be — but also we can up the "truth" ante with respect to transgender pursuits. Incidentally, some synonyms of "confirmation" include: corroboration, verification, proof, testimony, endorsement, authentication and evidence.

The use of "gender-confirmation surgery" looks to be a trend within the media landscape of late:

Huffington Post headline: "California Killer Is First U.S. Inmate To Have State-Funded Gender Confirmation Surgery"

Teen Vogue headline: "A Transgender Teenager Documented Her Gender Confirmation Surgery"

CBS News headline: "How to pay for expensive gender confirmation surgery"

Washington Post headline: "VA considers gender-confirming surgery for veterans"

NBC News story: "She said she has been on hormone replacement therapy since 2013 and repeatedly tried to get gender-confirmation surgery in the past."

CNN article: "Just 33% of trans people report undergoing some form of gender-confirming surgery."

As for the origin of the term, The Daily Wire points to a Huffington Post piece by plastic surgeon Loren S. Schechter — in which he asked, "‘Gender Confirmation Surgery’: What’s in a Name?"

"For more than 11 years, I have performed gender confirmation surgery as part of my surgical practice," Schechter wrote. "I call it 'gender confirmation surgery' because I believe that out of the myriad labels I’ve heard for the procedure — 'sex reassignment surgery,' 'gender reassignment surgery,' and 'sex change operation,' to name but a few — none is as accurate when it comes to describing what is actually taking place as 'gender-confirmation surgery.'"

He concludes by asking readers to enforce the use of "gender-confirmation surgery" in their everyday interactions.

"So next time you hear someone speak about a 'sex change,' 'sex reassignment operation,' or some related moniker, you may want to consider encouraging the messenger to use a more accurate name for the procedure, like 'gender-confirmation surgery,'" Schechter wrote. "Just a thought."

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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