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Two Successful Gender Reassignment Surgeries at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Materialised in Love

  • Gender identity disorder (GID) is a condition in which a person does not feel attuned to his / her gender and his/her body becomes an entrapment.
  • 46-year-old Aarav and 22-year-old Sukanyeah felt the same before their gender reassignment surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hopsital, Mumbai.
  • Born a girl, Aarav kept the feeling of entrapment in his own body under wraps for 45 years.
  • His condition was diagnosed as hormonal imbalance at the age of 13 owing to the onset of puberty.
  • Sukanyeah, in her childhood as a boy, was also provided with male hormone therapy when her mother took her to a doctor.
  • Both of their gender reassignment surgery were performed by Dr. Sanjay Pandey at the hospital.
  • Dr. Pandey said that a gender reassignment surgery costs between Rs. 18 - 19 lakh in other countries whereas in India the cost ranges from Rs. 4 - 5 lakh.
  • While both of them found themselves in the hospital, finally breathing in the body of who they actuallly are, they also found eachother and fell in love.   
  • The couple now awaits their marriage.


Source: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Media Update

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 26-Aug-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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