Caitlyn Jenner spoke about undergoing gender reassignment surgery with Larry King.
83-year-old King asked, “You never discuss surgery. Why?”
Jenner replied, “Out of respect. Not just for me because those things are very personal, wouldn’t you agree? And just because you’re trans doesn’t mean that you have to ask every question.”
“I understand that people are fascinated by that kind of stuff,” Jenner continued.
King interjected, “I’m only fascinated for one reason: what is the surgery like? What is it like to go through with it?” and added that he presumes the surgery “would be tough.”
According to Jenner, “it’s not as bad as you think. I’ll go with that.”
She continued, “It’s not quite as bad as you think, but most trans women do not have surgery. It’s only about I think 32 percent”.
Jenner explained that the percentage is less than half in part because “it’s expensive.”
“But most, as far as getting the time and this and that to be able to do something like that and what’s between your legs doesn’t define who you are."
“It’s about what’s here,” she said, pointing to her head.
“And a lot of them, to be honest with you, like their old parts.”