Medical Issues: Gender Change

[Question 1279]: Some are apparently male but psychologically have the features of the female gender and have purely female tendencies, and if they do not change genders, there will be corruption. Is it permissible to treat them by performing a surgical procedure?

Answer: There is no trouble in a surgical procedure to discover and reveal their true gender, on the condition that this operation does not cause any forbidden activity or corrupt combination.

[Question 1280]: What is the judgment concerning performing a surgical procedure to turn a hermaphrodite into a woman or a man?

Answer: This operation has not problem per se, but it is obligatory that forbidden measures are refrained from. 

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