How DO surgeons perform a sex change? Eye-watering animation reveals every stage of how a man becomes a woman.
This fascinating video reveals exactly how surgeons perform a male to female sex change.
The animation, uploaded by the European Society of Urology, shows how a penis and testicles are removed and a vagina is formed.
The new genitalia even has a clitoris capable of orgasm. It begins by making clear men who seek to become women must meet certain criteria.
The patient must have already had two psychological approvals – where experts deem they should have the surgery – before an assessment by surgeons to ensure they are fit and well.
They must also have lived as a woman for at least 18 months, had hormone therapy for 12 months, and changed their first name legally by deed poll.