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Non-op refers to those who do not wish to have gender confirmation surgery. Some non-op may wish to socially transition and/or take hormones, while others may not wish to transition at all.

Some discussions of transgender people attempt to divide the community into pre-op and post-op, which ignores the fact that some do not wish to have surgery at all. Non-op people may have difficulty changing their legal gender, as in some places bottom surgery is a prerequisite to this. This is a form of gatekeeping.

Reason for being non-op:

  • Not enough gender dysphoria
  • The cost of gender confirmation surgery
  • Medical reasons