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"New Hampshire Teen Finally Comfortable in Her Own Skin After Recent Transgender Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital" - Ellen Moynihan, Clayton Guse, Larry McShane

  • New York Daily News
  • New York, NY
  • (July 24, 2019)

Emily Tressa was born again at age 17, her dreams of a body to match her identity finally come true. Starting in third grade, Emily’s mother Linda began on the long road of preparing the world for Emily’s transition. When the time came for surgery, Emily wound up with Jess Ting, MD, surgical director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. The Mount Sinai Center, launched in 2016, has now performed some 1,200 of the surgeries. “Emily is unique because of her age and the age in which she transitioned,” said Dr. Ting. “She’s actually part of this new generation of trans kids who are growing up in an age where it is much more acceptable to be transgender.” Emily is one of the youngest patients ever to receive gender reassignment surgery.

— Jess Ting, MD, Surgical Director, Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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