Trans Model Stav Strashko Doesn’t Want Reassignment Surgery and This is Why

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23-year-old transgender model Stav Strashko is proud of her body. But she needs you to know something: unlike many other transgender people in the media, she has no plans for gender reassignment surgery. Let her explain.

The Israeli-born model recently told Teen Vogue,

I do consider myself a trans person. By definition, transgender doesn’t include only those who have had surgery; it’s just someone who identifies with another gender. But I never wanted to go through the surgery — I feel comfortable in my body. I have a boyfriend who loves me the way I am. I don’t want to change anything.”

Beautifully said!

But while Stav is currently comfortable in her skin, it took her a while to understand her identity as a trans person.

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“No one ever told me what being gay or transgender was. The only time I heard those words used was as an insult. So, when I realized I was attracted to boys and to my feminine side, I didn’t know how to deal with it. It took me a long time to build the confidence to know that this is normal.”

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She added, “I didn’t understand that I wanted to live my life as a girl.”

We’re so happy that Stav found her way and now she can be a role model for others.

2 thoughts on “Trans Model Stav Strashko Doesn’t Want Reassignment Surgery and This is Why

  1. a lot start this way, then change their minds as they get its ok to be who they are. or she might not. being transgender does NOT mean you are transsexual (those who get surgeries for actual sex change)


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