Animated video showing male to female gender-affirming surgery goes viral, fascinates viewers
Gender-affirming care, as defined by the World Health organisation, has a range of social, psychological, behavioral, and medical interventions that are designed to support and affirm an individual's gender identity
Gender-affirming surgery, also known as GAS, is a surgical procedure that alters a man, woman, transgender or transsexual person's physical appearance and sexual characteristics to resemble those associated with their identified gender.
The type of surgeries are now becoming increasingly popular in many parts of the world with advancements in modern medicine.
But it is still a fairly new procedure that many are not aware about. Well, that's the reason why people on the internet have been left fascinated by a clip that shows a male-to-female surgery.
The medical clip shows a 'bottom surgery'. It is a type of gender confirmation surgery in which a person's genitalia are altered to match their gender identity.
At the beginning, a surgeon is shown cutting open a scrotum and removing the testicles one by one.
After that, the head of the penis is separated from the skin of the shaft.
The head is eventually removed from the urethra and other connective tissues. The person's legs are then lifted into the air to start the procedure of inverting their penis into a vagina.
The shaft creates the vaginal depth of the new sex organ and the head of the penis is turned into a clitoris.
The bottom surgery depicted graphically in the viral video is known as vaginoplasty.
Internet users had interesting things to say when the video of the procedure was posted on YouTube.
A user wrote, "I am sure by today's standards they probably have a blue print for it, but when you think about the first time it was ever done, it took geniuses to figure that out."
"This kind of stuff reveals how the differences between male and female anatomy are excessively overblown; it's all the same tissue. Just arranged differently," wrote another.
"Fascinating stuff," wrote a third user.