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Jazz Jennings Reveals She Suffered Complication During Gender Confirmation Surgery

Jazz Jennings Complication Gender Confirmation Surgery
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Feb. 25 2019, Updated 11:36 a.m. ET

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Jazz Jennings is happy to be in the body she's always wanted after her gender confirmation surgery — but it wasn't an easy journey for the young trans star.

In an interview with ABC News, Jennings, 18, called the procedure "the final step of transitioning."

"It was like a dream. It was," she said. "This is a moment that I had always envisioned and just experiencing it was so surreal. I was like I can't believe this is happening."

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She added that ever since she was two years old she always knew she was meant to be a girl.

"I've gone through the whole medical process, and this is really the last thing that will validate my identity as a woman," Jennings said in the interview. "There is nothing else after this. I just get to be myself, be in the body that I've always wanted. And then I can live my life as just Jazz."

While she has no regrets regarding the surgery, Jennings admitted that she did suffer a setback in the process.

"There was just an unfortunate event and setback where things did come apart, and there was a complication," she said. "I had to come back in for another procedure, but it was just all part of the journey. The good thing though is that it was only cosmetic and external, so it wasn't too dramatic." readers know the I Am Jazz star has been extremely open about her entire gender transition process. While she's been bashed by several haters — including Derick Dillardshe's remained strong and positive throughout.


Congratulations Jazz Jennings!

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