For those suffering from gender dysphoria, there are a handful of options out there. They range from simply dressing as their preferred gender to simply taking hormone replacement medication. The most extreme option is sex reassignment surgery but it is not available to many people because it can be prohibitively expensive. Firstly, nearly all insurance plans do not cover the surgery or will only cover a small portion of the costs.
Secondly, the costs can be astronomical, with some studies putting the price tag at over $100,000. Therefore, many transgender people will often only undergo part of the surgery, with some resorting to extreme measures, such as chest-binding, to ensure they look as close to their preferred gender as possible.