Jazz Jennings has undergone her third gender confirmation surgery. The star of TLC’s I Am Jazz has gone through a lot since her transition started. She underwent her first gender confirmation surgery, known as bottom surgery, in 2018. However, she experienced complications from that surgery. She has undergone two corrective surgeries in the following year, with the third being her last.
The 19-year-old hopes to attend Harvard University in the fall of 2020, as reported by TV Shows Ace. I Am Jazz Season 6 returned on Jan. 28, 2020 and will document the teen’s ups and downs. In lieu of the new season, Jazz has opened up about her third gender confirmation surgery. She is opening up about how she feels about her body and identity.
Jazz Jennings feels “super happy” about her body
As E! Online reported, Jazz Jennings posted a photo of herself from her hospital bed and smiling. It appears that Jazz had a successful third gender confirmation surgery. In the Instagram post, the transgender advocate admits that she feels “so great” after undergoing her third surgery. Jazz explained that the surgery was for “cosmetic” reasons and she’s satisfied with the results. She concluded her post by thanking her fans for their ongoing support.
According to the report, Jazz’s older brother, Sander Jennings, commented on his sister’s Instagram post with a loving message.
“Although this surgery was one of the scariest moments of my life, I am so glad I was there to stick by your side the entire way,” he wrote.
Jazz has been open about her experience with her transition. She explained her first gender confirmation surgery in detail on social media. On Instagram, Jazz admitted that it was “a tough journey.” Following her first procedure, she had a “major” post-surgery complication that required her to undergo a second procedure to correct it.
YouTube star is happy with the results of her gender confirmation surgery
In an exclusive interview with The New York Times, Jazz Jennings was asked whether she regretted her gender confirmation surgery. She said that she couldn’t be any happier with her decision. Jazz shared that she feels like her real self.
“Finally undergoing bottom surgery has allowed me to confidently flourish in my new body and dismantle any remaining gender dysphoria,” Jazz shared. “For the first time, my body fully reflected my soul – how I felt on the inside.”
Many of Jazz’s fans were concerned about her since her complications became public. She also experienced extreme pain from her first surgery. Jazz told The New York Times that she wouldn’t have changed her mind, despite the struggles she dealt with in her transition journey.
“I have no regrets when it comes to the journey,” she said. “Even though I was young, I knew what I wanted and got the surgery right when I was meant to. Yes, experiencing the complications sucked, but it all worked out in the end.”
The young activist has shared messages of self-love and self-acceptance on her Instagram page. She’s also promoted equal rights for the LGBTQ youth community. In a recent post, Jazz posted a picture of herself from her previous gender confirmation surgery. She also shared a swimsuit photo that showed off her “battle wounds.” Rather than hiding who she is, Jazz would like to share her scars with the world.
I Am Jazz Season 6 will focus on her her third gender confirmation surgery. Hopefully, this will be her final surgery. This season will also see the return of her ex-boyfriend, Ahmir, as well as her former fling, Victoria.
I Am Jazz airs Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET on TLC.
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