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"Pre-op" is short for pre-operative. When used as an adjective of a person, this term typically signifies that the person has not undergone Gender reassignment surgery (GRS) and still has his or her congenital genitals mostly intact.

A few cases of ambiguity may arise with this term. For example, a male to female transsexual post castration may sometimes refer to themselves as mid-op to reflect the in media res nature of their medical history. The term almost exclusively refers to a transsexual or an operative transgenderist as these are the only communities that regularly undergo genital operations.

A pre-op transsexual may or may not be on Hormone replacement therapy. The Standards of Care give a fair idea of what is required of a pre-op transsexual.

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