I was writing a little note on a person who underwent some surgery to change the sex organs. While writing, I was bit confused using a pronoun i.e. which pronoun it takes when we write a post on such person. This person changed from a boy to a girl.

Consider that I interviewed this person and now writing a post.


a) As a kid having those characteristics, s/he was criticized by her/his fellow mates.

b) S/He said that s/he was not comfortable among boys (this seems tricky)

c) When declared about his/her feelings, s/he was being treated very differently

d) When you ask about how s/he felt in past, s/he does not hesitate telling the truth (this one is annoying!)

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    Very interesting question, Sir! I am eagerly waiting for the answer.
    – Rucheer M
    Sep 22, 2015 at 4:55
  • Have you or will you consider any other options than simply He and She?
    – CipherBot
    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:04
  • I can but when I'm writing a note, it's difficult to avoid (in flow) those pronouns. Which option do I have anyway? Writing a name? But every time it's not possible. @CipherBot
    – Maulik V
    Sep 22, 2015 at 5:11

1 Answer 1


Since this person is a girl now, in general you should use female pronouns. If you look up articles about celebrities in similar situations, you'll see that this is the normal practice. Caitlyn Jenner and Chelsea Manning are well known examples.

If in doubt though, ask her what she would like.


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