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Georges Burou

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Georges Burou (circa 19171987) was a Moroccan gynecologist who is widely credited with innovating modern sex reassignment surgery for transwomen.[1]

Notable patients include Coccinelle, April Ashley, Amanda Lear, and Jan Morris.

Many surgeons, including the late Stanley Biber, have credited Burou's methods as the basis for their techniques.[2]


  1. Staff report (January 21, 1974). Prisoners of Sex. Time.
  2. Wesser, David R. A single stage operative technique for castration, vaginal construction and perineoplasty in transsexuals. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Volume 7, Number 4 / July, 1978

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