17-year-old reality star set to undergo sex reassignment surgery

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 25, 2018
06:38 A.M.
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The teenage reality star has shared that she is extremely excited to finally be undergoing gender confirmation surgery after years of transitioning. 


17-year-old Jazz Jennings of TLC reality show I Am Jazz will finally have her surgery on June 26, which will finally transition her completely from male to female when her genitalia is changed. 

The youngster shared a YouTube video talking about the details of the surgery and how excited she is to be making the last change to her body. 

“It’s coming up so soon. June 26 is when I’m getting the surgery, so like a month away. That is insane. I am so looking forward to it. I’ve been ready for this my entire life,” she gushed 


Not afraid to share, the teenager went into details about the procedure that she will be having, explaining that she started taking blockers so young that there isn't actually enough tissue for doctors to fashion her new organs. 

Instead, they will be using part of her peritoneal lining as well to completely recreate her sex organs. This they will have to remove from her stomach through her belly button.


She also explained that the reason she is so open is she feels that if she addresses all these questions now then people won't need to ask them. She also hoped to help parents of trans children understand the process. 

As excited as she is, she did share that there is one advantage of male genitalia that she feels she hasn't appreciated enough over the years, and that is the ability to urinate standing up, especially first thing after waking up. 


But morning bathroom habits aside, Jennings is ecstatic that she will finally be able to wear leggings and sweatpants. Currently, she is wearing dresses with shorts underneath to keep herself tucked away.

While she is confident in her doctors, she shared that the fact she has to undergo a newer procedure that hasn't been used much in the past does make her slightly nervous, as she knows that anything could unexpectedly go wrong. 

"I’m sure something will go wrong, because everything always goes wrong, but my personality is the type where I don’t anticipate problems — I just kind of cross that bridge when I get there. If they happen, they happen. If they don’t, then good — I wasn’t worrying about it in the first place,” she said.