When did transgender hormones and surgeries became possible for the first time ?

Is this the first transsexual person ever? His name was Michael Dillon and he was born as a female but became a male in the 1930s. I didn’t even know that in that time it was possible to change your sex. He was a fully operated transsexual and got male hormones. Are there any other transsexuals that were before him? I’m not talking about cross dressers and androgynous people but fully operated trans people on hormones. 

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2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    There was an operation performed in Ancient Greece on someone to reveal a penis which was hidden by a tumour, and up until that point the person concerned had been perceived as female.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    "Is this the first transsexual person ever?"

    No, transsexual people have existed since the dawn of time. People are born transsexual (gender identity-body mismatch), they don't become transsexual.

    "When did transgender hormones and surgeries became possible for the first time?"

    Michael Dillon was the first transsexual person to socially, hormonally, surgically and legally transition. He started his transition in the late 30's but didn't finish until a decade later.

    Sex hormones were first synthesized in the mid 1930's.

    The first modern surgeries were performed in the 1920's, but they were crude. After World War Two surgical techniques and surgical protocols started to improve. Then in the 1950's a French surgeon, Dr Georges Burou, invented penile inversion technique which revolutionized gender confirmation surgery for trans women. Most surgeons today use a variation of Dr Burou's procedure.

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