Elliot Page tells Oprah that transition surgery was 'life-saving'
May 1, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Elliot Page has said that transition surgery was "life-saving" and led him to feel comfortable in his body for the first time, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
(CNN)Elliot Page has said that transition surgery was "life-saving" and led him to feel comfortable in his body for the first time, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The critically acclaimed actor spoke with Winfrey on Apple TV+ for his first interview since announcing that he is transgender.
Discussing his surgery, Page said: "I want people to know that not only has it been life changing for me, I do believe it is life-saving and it's the case for so many people. "
His interview with Winfrey, which aired in full on Friday, comes amid a record breaking year for anti-transgender legislation in the US, according to advocacy groups.
On April 6, Arkansas became the first state to outlaw providing gender-affirming treatment to minors, a move that the American Civil Liberties Union said would "send a terrible and heartbreaking message" to transgender youth across the country.
"The reality of the healthcare is that it's supported by medical institutions and it saves lives," Page said, discussing some of the proposed bills.