It might come as a surprise but the NHS has been offering gender reassignment surgery for over 17 years.
Transgender issues are increasingly turning up in popular media and in political news while gender identity clinics are also mushrooming to help people deal with gender dysphoria.
Now a new type of treatment is on the rise: gender reversal surgery. This is the term given to additional surgery to reverse the original surgery and return the patient to their initial official gender.
No, for the time being it is not available on the NHS but with gender reassignment surgery having been a possibility for over 17 years it is highly possibly that gender reversal surgery could become possible on the NHS.
For now those who want to go through the procedure are seeking out a Serbian clinic: the Belgrade Center for Genital Reconstructive Surgery.
The specialist there, Professor Misoslav Djordjevic, is a professional with 20 years of experience in the field of genital reconstruction but even he does not have a great deal of experience at carrying out gender reversal surgery. Although it is becoming more popular he has only carried out 14 operations in the last 5 years.