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16th Jul '16 2:11:14 PM Pichu-kun
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* It's vague exactly how Yukari and Sora from ''Manga/FamilyCompo'' transitioned. It's implied they're both non-op and likely not on hormones (Sora still menstruates and they have some UnsettlingGenderReveal moments involving their genitalia and chests) but are able to pass perfectly nevertheless.
29th May '16 9:50:44 PM Willbyr
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* FrankenFran has a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c004/17.html double example]]. Possibly justified by Fran quite frankly being crazy enough to do it, especially since she performs any surgery she thinks is warranted regardless of later psychological issues and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality believes]] "alive but in unimaginable, incurable psychological torment" to be preferable to "dead". Oddly enough, it's one of the few "happy" endings (though the couple in question is later revealed to have broken up after cheating on each other).

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* FrankenFran ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c004/17.html double example]].example. Possibly justified by Fran quite frankly being crazy enough to do it, especially since she performs any surgery she thinks is warranted regardless of later psychological issues and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality believes]] "alive but in unimaginable, incurable psychological torment" to be preferable to "dead". Oddly enough, it's one of the few "happy" endings (though the couple in question is later revealed to have broken up after cheating on each other).
30th Apr '16 3:22:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* Marika from ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' averts this. She spends a while dressing up in private but eventually comes out to her mom after some friends tell her she should see a doctor. She spends a few weeks out of school, going to therapy and such, but ends up going to school as a girl.

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* Marika from ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' averts this. She spends a while dressing up in private but eventually comes out to her mom after some friends tell her she should see a doctor. She spends a few weeks out of school, going to therapy and such, but ends up going [[spoiler:going to school as a girl. girl]].



* Discussed and averted in a ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' fic entitled "Princess"; Kowalski, the resident MadScientist, quite easily ''could'' give Julien male anatomy, but they decide it's a bad idea because it would raise uncomfortable questions from the humans and because Kowalski's inventions have a tendency to go horribly wrong.

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* Discussed and averted in a ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' fic entitled "Princess"; "FanFic/{{Princess}}"; Kowalski, the resident MadScientist, quite easily ''could'' give Julien male anatomy, but they decide it's a bad idea because it would raise uncomfortable questions from the humans and because Kowalski's inventions have a tendency to go horribly wrong.


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* ''I Am J'' averts and discusses this. J is a seventeen year old trans boy who discovers early in the book about trans people and transitioning. He begins taking hormones partway through the book. His friend Melissa doesn't quite understand what being transgender means until he throughly explains it. She heard that trans people "have surgery, and then they become the other gender" but J tells her otherwise.
27th Apr '16 9:17:10 AM MsChibi
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In RealLife, gender reassignment for a {{transgender}} person is a lengthy process involving extensive hormone and psychological therapy. For example, in the United States, most doctors will not administer hormone therapy without a recommendation from a psychologist, and getting genital surgery requires a year of being on hormones and of living full-time as that gender. Additionally, the physical changes brought about by hormones take several years to complete, as with puberty.

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In RealLife, gender reassignment for a {{transgender}} person is a lengthy process involving extensive hormone and psychological therapy. For example, in the United States, most doctors will not administer hormone therapy without a recommendation from a psychologist, and getting genital surgery requires ''at least'' a year of being on hormones and of living full-time as that gender. Additionally, the physical changes brought about by hormones take several years to complete, as with puberty.
6th Apr '16 11:56:23 AM Pichu-kun
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* Avoided in ''Kyou Kara Yonshimai''. Kashiwa comes back from college specifically to save money on dorming due to her transitioning. One of her sisters even elaborates how expensive it is. Kashiwa's sisters at first think she had already gotten "the surgery" but she tells them she wouldn't do that without coming out to them first.

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* Avoided Subverted in ''Kyou Kara Yonshimai''. Kashiwa comes back from college specifically to save money on dorming due to her transitioning. One of her sisters even elaborates how expensive it is. Kashiwa's sisters at first think she had already gotten "the surgery" but she tells them she wouldn't do that without coming out to them first.



* Within Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the saga of Lady Donna’s sex change to Lord Dono shows that sex changes are relatively easy and painless with futuristic genetic technology, although Lord Dono comments that it does take time and his guy parts are still growing in. No mention of therapy is made although the character did go to a planet known for pervasive (sex) therapy, and in fact Dono's stated reason for the change ([[spoiler:LoopholeAbuse in highly patriarchal Barrayar's inheritance laws]]) is at best highly dubious.
** It's possible that [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Dono deliberately avoids mentioning any mandatory therapy]] since a) he is seeking public office, b) his family is not known for their mental stability, and c) on Barrayar, therapy carries a stigma of presumed [[AxCrazy violent insanity]]. The process is also apparently quite possible to ''reverse'', which would lead to some relaxation of the rules.
* The book ''Trans-Sister Radio'' has Dana ([=MtF=]), a college professor, get his surgery done to become a her over the summer so that she can come back in the fall as female. (One is supposed to live as the other gender for a year before surgery even gets done, which Dana doesn't do.) The author seems to have sped up the process for drama, especially since Dana's girlfriend is a public school teacher and thus everyone in town objects to them.
** At one point in the book this trope is played straight, as a doctor discusses another [=MtF=] sex change (that he didn't perform) where the man's wife decided she was a lesbian so he had a sex change to stay with her, only to be then dumped because the wife decided she wasn't a lesbian after all.

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* Within Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the saga of Lady Donna’s sex change to Lord Dono shows that sex changes are relatively easy and painless with futuristic genetic technology, although Lord Dono comments that it does take time and his guy parts are still growing in. No mention of therapy is made although the character did go to a planet known for pervasive (sex) therapy, and in fact Dono's stated reason for the change ([[spoiler:LoopholeAbuse in highly patriarchal Barrayar's inheritance laws]]) is at best highly dubious.
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dubious. It's possible that [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Dono deliberately avoids mentioning any mandatory therapy]] since a) he is seeking public office, b) his family is not known for their mental stability, and c) on Barrayar, therapy carries a stigma of presumed [[AxCrazy violent insanity]]. The process is also apparently quite possible to ''reverse'', which would lead to some relaxation of the rules.
* The book ''Trans-Sister Radio'' has Dana ([=MtF=]), a college professor, get his surgery done to become a her over the summer so that she can come back in the fall as female. (One is supposed to live as the other gender for a year before surgery even gets done, which Dana doesn't do.) The author seems to have sped up the process for drama, especially since Dana's girlfriend is a public school teacher and thus everyone in town objects to them.
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them. At one point in the book this trope is played straight, as a doctor discusses another [=MtF=] sex change (that he didn't perform) where the man's wife decided she was a lesbian so he had a sex change to stay with her, only to be then dumped because the wife decided she wasn't a lesbian after all.



* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' set themselves up to sidestep this whole part of the issue by putting Adam in [[TeenGenius Grade 11 at age fifteen]], meaning he's on schedule to graduate from HighSchool and therefore the show before he turns 18 and can begin physical transitioning. He was was retconned into a sophomore in the second half of Season 10 and then [[spoiler:killed while he was still pre-hormones]].

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* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' set themselves up to sidestep this whole part of the issue by putting Adam in [[TeenGenius Grade 11 at age fifteen]], meaning he's on schedule to graduate from HighSchool and therefore the show before he turns 18 and can begin physical transitioning. He was was retconned into a sophomore in the second half of Season 10 and then [[spoiler:killed off while he was still pre-hormones]].



* The Alex-to-Alexis transition in ''UglyBetty'' took quite a long time and involved several episodes featuring Alexis wrapped up in bandages while recovering from the surgery. On the other hand, she ''did'' come out looking like Rebecca Romijin, so....

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* The Alex-to-Alexis transition in ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' took quite a long time and involved several episodes featuring Alexis wrapped up in bandages while recovering from the surgery. On the other hand, she ''did'' come out looking like Rebecca Romijin, so....






* ''Videogame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' allows you to change your character's gender once you complete a side mission. Since your body isn't human but rather a mimeosome, Yardley's machine is easily capable of changing every appearance, including gender.

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* ''Videogame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' allows you to change your character's gender once you complete a side mission. Since your [[spoiler:your body isn't human but rather a mimeosome, mimeosome]], Yardley's machine is easily capable of changing every appearance, including gender.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Bend Her", Bender becomes a woman to cheat at the Olympics. The procedure involves changing out his male oil for female oil and [[FreudWasRight snipping off his antenna]]. The operation also involves hitting his body with a hammer until it looks vaguely feminine. To be fair, Professor Farnsworth ''does'' give Bender some disclosure, about the danger of Bender's being "trapped forever between the ''already'' [[LampshadeHanging ill-defined robot sexes]]."
** Plus, y'know, he's a ''robot''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce {{Colon|Cancer}} [[TheMovie Movie Film For Theaters]]'', this happened with Frylock. The fact that [[AssPull he clearly identified]] [[RuleOfFunny as a guy before the movie]].
** Frylock also performed a sex-change operation on Carl (against his will) to prevent him from getting his dick cut off. ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime. Or rather, it didn't. The exact line was something like, "I have an idea, but it's not very good."
*** ''Ripped'' off. Ouch. It also hurts for Carl.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Bend Her", Bender becomes a woman to cheat at the Olympics. The procedure involves changing out his male oil for female oil and [[FreudWasRight snipping off his antenna]]. The operation also involves hitting his body with a hammer until it looks vaguely feminine. To be fair, Professor Farnsworth ''does'' give Bender some disclosure, about the danger of Bender's being "trapped forever between the ''already'' [[LampshadeHanging ill-defined robot sexes]]."
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" Plus, y'know, he's a ''robot''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''
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In ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce ''Aqua Teen Hunger Force {{Colon|Cancer}} [[TheMovie Movie Film For Theaters]]'', this happened with Frylock. The fact that [[AssPull he clearly identified]] [[RuleOfFunny as a guy before the movie]].
** Frylock also performed a sex-change operation on Carl (against his will) to prevent him from getting his dick cut off. ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime. Or rather, it didn't. The exact line was something like, "I have an idea, but it's not very good."
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" ''Ripped'' off. Ouch. It also hurts for Carl.



* ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' has Callie get a sex change to get a job as New York Ambassador to {{Atlantis}}. At the end of the episode, just as suddenly as she changed into a man, she's mostly back to normal, but, in bed, Mark mentions her needing "a few more surgeries." From then on out, though, [[RetCon she's back to normal]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' has ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'':
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Callie get a sex change to get a job as New York Ambassador to {{Atlantis}}. At the end of the episode, just as suddenly as she changed into a man, she's mostly back to normal, but, in bed, Mark mentions her needing "a few more surgeries." From then on out, though, [[RetCon she's back to normal]].
6th Apr '16 7:38:51 AM MrInsecure
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* Ted from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' long ago invented a device that allows him to change a person's biological sex (and other features) essentially at will. In fact, his obsession with transforming himself and his friends into the opposite sex could have been seen as [[FetishFuel somewhat creepy...]] until it's revealed that he's gender fluid, and was using the tech to help him wrestle with his own gender identity.
** He actually used the change ray to walk around school as a girl for several days, but [[DudeLooksLikeALady he was already so effeminate as a guy]] that no one noticed.
2nd Apr '16 4:14:30 AM Alia_of
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* This happens to [[spoiler: Mina Rush]] in "[[{{Literature/Kane}} Deep in the Depths of Acme Warehouse]]". However, it was probably magic, as the object that caused the change was [[spoiler: dildo modelled after the plaster cast of Jimi Hendrix's penis]] found in the said Acme Warehouse.
6th Mar '16 8:59:23 PM xxxplizit
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* ''Videogame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' allows you to change your character's gender once you complete a side mission. Since your body isn't human but rather a mimeosome, Yardley's machine is easily capable of changing every appearance, including gender.
24th Jan '16 5:53:33 PM nombretomado
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* A flashback in the ''{{Superjail}}'' episode "Jailbot 2.0" shows that Alice underwent a rather ''quick'' hormonal transition to try to become an attractive woman, in hopes of finally getting to date her old warden. However, she then found out that he was a gay man, and once he discovers she changed, he fired her. Subverted a bit in that Alice is still visibly brawny, deep-voiced, and hasn't "gotten it removed" (as she states in the season 2 finale).

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* A flashback in the ''{{Superjail}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' episode "Jailbot 2.0" shows that Alice underwent a rather ''quick'' hormonal transition to try to become an attractive woman, in hopes of finally getting to date her old warden. However, she then found out that he was a gay man, and once he discovers she changed, he fired her. Subverted a bit in that Alice is still visibly brawny, deep-voiced, and hasn't "gotten it removed" (as she states in the season 2 finale).



* ''UglyAmericans'' has Callie get a sex change to get a job as New York Ambassador to {{Atlantis}}. At the end of the episode, just as suddenly as she changed into a man, she's mostly back to normal, but, in bed, Mark mentions her needing "a few more surgeries." From then on out, though, [[RetCon she's back to normal]].

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* ''UglyAmericans'' ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' has Callie get a sex change to get a job as New York Ambassador to {{Atlantis}}. At the end of the episode, just as suddenly as she changed into a man, she's mostly back to normal, but, in bed, Mark mentions her needing "a few more surgeries." From then on out, though, [[RetCon she's back to normal]].
1st Jan '16 10:50:05 PM nombretomado
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* The sitcom ''{{Soap}}'' had almost the perfect example of this trope. In an early story arc, Jodie (BillyCrystal) decides to have a sex change to please his boyfriend. Despite no real life experience (aside from a bit of crossdressing), no hormonal therapy, no psych evaluation, still looking like what he is (a man), he gets admitted to a hospital to have his outie turned into an innie, and they're apparently quite willing to do it. [[spoiler:He does not go through with it]].

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* The sitcom ''{{Soap}}'' ''Series/{{Soap}}'' had almost the perfect example of this trope. In an early story arc, Jodie (BillyCrystal) decides to have a sex change to please his boyfriend. Despite no real life experience (aside from a bit of crossdressing), no hormonal therapy, no psych evaluation, still looking like what he is (a man), he gets admitted to a hospital to have his outie turned into an innie, and they're apparently quite willing to do it. [[spoiler:He does not go through with it]].
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