Museum plans sex reassignment exhibit

A Chicago museum chronicling the history of surgery through medical artifacts, paintings and sculptures is planning to open an exhibit on sex-reassignment procedures.

Curators at the International Museum of Surgical Science say the issue has become more prominent in social, cultural and political conversations, and the museum hopes to contribute to the discussion in medical and surgical terms, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Collin Pressler, the museum's director of exhibitions, says he hopes to "demystify" the "relatively obscure" topic.