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Meet the Groundbreaking Team of Surgeons Who Helped Jazz Jennings Transition

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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.