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Meet the Groundbreaking Team of Surgeons Who Helped Jazz Jennings Transition


If there's one teen who has managed to break into the mainstream to effectively raise awareness for trans issues, it's Jazz Jennings. The 18-year-old has been living her life as a girl since kindergarten and has appeared in several TV specials before landing her own show, I Am Jazz, in which she details her life as a trans teen and takes us through the journey of her transition.

We've watched Jazz grow before our eyes, from coming out on Oprah at the age of 5 to discussing her attempts at achieving the "big O" with doctors on her TLC show. After all, Jazz — whose youth has been suppressed from an early age in order to avoid male puberty — has had the best team of doctors in the world working on her unprecedented gender reassignment case. 

Read on to learn more about Mount Sinai Hospital's gender-affirmation pioneer, Dr. Jess Ting, and Dr. Marci Bowers, the first-ever transgender woman to master the surgery.