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Question: What does the Bible say about having a sex change operation? Can we switch genders?
Answer: Regarding a sex change the Bible answer is "no," but this has to be indirectly derived from Scripture. To be honest, there is no text that says, "Thou shalt not change thy sex." However, it's true that the Old Testament did not approve of men making themselves eunuchs (making their sex neutral in a sense), which strips them of the ability to sire children by removing (at least) their testicles:
"He who is wounded, crushed, or who has his male member (penis) cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD." (Deuteronomy 23:1, Holy Bible in its Original Order)
Of course, eunuchs could still serve the Lord (Isaiah 56:3-6; Acts 8:27-39). Many of them, since they were slaves, had little or no choice about their sterilization in such a gruesome manner. Deuteronomy 23 seems to indicate that people should not voluntarily choose to mutilate their sex organs.
A fundamental limitation of modern procedures for changing our sex is that the organs implanted or created are not functional: A man who tries to change and become a woman will not be able to give birth, nor will a woman who becomes a man be able to sire children via intercourse. They are merely trophies or symbols, not a functional reality. Therefore, someone who feels he is a woman trapped in a man's body, or vice versa, really visit someone specialized in psychological counseling, such as the reparative therapy of Dr. Nicolosi, before he or she would surgically mutilate himself or herself.
Gender is not just a matter of the sexual organs: Its imprint is on every cell through the XX or XY chromosome, including in the brain. As a result, although someone can take hormonal drugs and undergo surgery, he or she cannot really change his or her sex at a fundamental level. The mindset imprinted in a developing fetus' brain by the presence of testosterone, for example, is not removable decades later long after birth by taking estrogen. It's much better for people to learn to accept who and what they are physically rather than trying to change it surgically, since the results are so crudely limited compared to what would theoretically have to be removed and / or changed in order to transform someone's gender.