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Caitlyn Jenner: gender confirmation surgery "not as bad as you think"

Larry King NowMay 11 '17

In her sit-down with Larry King, Caitlyn Jenner addresses her gender confirmation surgery, noting that the surgery itself is "not as bad as you think."

Larry King: You never discuss surgery.

Caitlyn Jenner: Mhm.

Larry King: Why?

Caitlyn Jenner: Out of respect. Not just for me. Because those things are very personal, wouldn’t you agree?

Larry King: Yeah.

Caitlyn Jenner: Just because you’re trans doesn’t mean that you have to ask every question.

Larry King: It’s nobody’s business.

Caitlyn Jenner: I understand that people are fascinated by that kind of stuff.

Larry King: Well I’m only fascinated for one reason.

Caitlyn Jenner: Which is?

Larry King: What is the surgery like, what is it like to go through with it. I’ve interviewed transgenders who have told me what it’s like. It’s not as bad as you think, they say. I would imagine surgery’s tough.

Caitlyn Jenner: No, it’s not as bad as you think. I’ll go with that. How’s that?

Larry King: All right.

Caitlyn Jenner: Yeah, it’s not quite as bad as you think. But most trans women do not have surgery. It’s only about 32% of trans women-

Larry King: Because?

Caitlyn Jenner: It’s expensive, okay-

Larry King: That wouldn’t affect you.

Caitlyn Jenner: Well, no, fortunately I work. And I’m not going to apologize, I’ve worked all my life.

Larry King: So most don’t do it because-

Caitlyn Jenner: It is expensive-

Larry King: It’s not covered by insurance.

Caitlyn Jenner: But most, as far as getting the time and this and that to be able to do something like that. And what’s between your legs doesn’t define who you are. It’s about what’s here [points to head]. And a lot of them, to be honest with you, like their old parts.

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