Sex Change Hospital depicts the amazing journey and transformation of people who have intense convictions that they were born the wrong gender. These are stories of individuals who go through major surgery to change their bodies from man to woman or woman to man.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-05-23

Sex Change Hospital - Marci Bowers - Netflix

Marci Lee Bowers (born January 18, 1958) is an American gynecologist and surgeon who specializes in gender confirmation surgeries. Bowers' practice is the San Mateo Surgery Center in Burlingame, California. From 2003 to 2010, she practiced in the town of Trinidad, Colorado, where she had studied under Stanley Biber before his retirement. Bowers is viewed as an innovator in gender confirmation surgery, and—as the first out trans woman to perform such surgeries—a pioneer. Bowers has been referred to as the “rock star” of transgender surgery. She has spoken about her practice and other transgender topics in a number of documentaries, as well as on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Tyra Banks Show.

Sex Change Hospital - Media appearances - Netflix

Perhaps Bowers' first television appearance was a dramatic role in “Ch-ch-changes” (2004), a season-five episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation that focused on transgender issues. She also served as a production consultant for the episode. She appeared briefly in the 2005 docusoap series TransGeneration, produced by World of Wonder; soon after, World of Wonder turned their attention to Bowers herself, and her practice, in their 2007 documentary series Sex Change Hospital—a six-episode series that follows 12 patients before, during, and after surgery. Sex Change Hospital premiered on More4, and was rebroadcast on E4 in the UK and WE tv in the US. She and her practice were also the focus of Trinidad (2009), an independent documentary directed by PJ Raval and Jay Hodges. The filmmakers examine the success of Dr. Bowers' practice, and the transgender people who travel to the town of Trinidad, Colorado for sex reassignment surgery. The film premiered in the US on the Showtime channel. Bowers appears as herself in the television documentary Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (2017), and in the 2017 and 2018 seasons of the reality series I Am Jazz. She has been a guest on US talk shows The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Tyra Banks Show; she has been interviewed for several publications.

Sex Change Hospital - References - Netflix