Bizarre alternative genital surgeries are being offered to patients who identify as “nonbinary” in surgery centers across the country, and some states are letting taxpayers foot the bill. These surgeries, which represent custom alternatives to more “traditional” transgender-related genital surgeries, include sex nullification, penis-preserving vaginoplasty, and vaginal preservation with metoidioplasty.
“Nonbinary” is a popular identity under the transgender “umbrella” for individuals who reject both masculine and feminine stereotypes and social roles. Over one million adults in the U.S. identify as “nonbinary,” according to a 2021 UCLA survey. As the transgender umbrella expands to include the ever-growing list of gender identities — such as demiboy, eunuch, gendervoid, maverique, neutrois, etc. — plastic surgery centers are offering customizable surgeries that cater to them.
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