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Do men do the Tahara on the transgender who is currently a male and viceaversa for a women? I am asking about a transsexual person who died and who had changed his physical sex using surgery.

Or do we say that the change in gender is not recognized and we follow the birth sex for purposes of the Tahara? i.e. a born man will be attended to by men...

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    Chirurgical transgender is not a status. He is only a castrated man – kouty Apr 9 at 19:19
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    This is an interesting question, unlike the typical "is gender change recognized" questions because even accepting that birth sex determines gender no matter what physical changes are involved, the reasons for same-sex Tahara would still seem to be a problem if the corpse looks like the opposite sex, so there is no obvious good answer. @JustWondering, if you put that in the question, it would be better. – Yishai Apr 9 at 20:45
  • I believe a transgender person has to do the post mortem Tahara. – Loewian Apr 10 at 0:27
  • @Yishai, since when do looks matter? I believe any questions about the halachical implications of a gender change should all be rerouted to one question about if halacha recognizing transgenderism at all. – Rafael Apr 10 at 1:19
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    @Rafael for matters of hirrur looks mater. – Yishai Apr 10 at 2:03

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