|Birthname||Georges Félix Burou|
|born on||6 September 1910 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Tarbes, France, 43n14, 0e05|
|Timezone||LST m2e20 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||13°26' 20°10 Asc. 22°22'|
French gynecologist who managed a clinic in Casablanca, Morocco and is widely credited with innovating modern sex reassignment surgery for trans women.
Between 1956 and 1958 Burou independently developed the anteriorly pedicled penile skin flap inversion vaginoplasty in his clinic. The technique became the “gold standard” of skin-lined vaginoplasty in transsexuals.
Burou was a notable resource for a great many trans women throughout much of the latter half of the 20th century. His level of renown was such that "going to Casablanca" became a popular colloquialism for gender confirming surgery at this time. Notable patients include Coccinelle, Bambi, April Ashley, Amanda Lear and Jan Morris.
Surgeons, including the late Stanley Biber, have credited Burou's methods as the basis for their techniques.
He was a devotee of nautical sports. On 17 December 1987, his boat ran out of fuel outside of the harbour of Mohammedia, and he subsequently drowned. His body went undiscovered for five days
- associate relationship with Ashley, April (born 29 April 1935)
- associate relationship with Coccinelle (born 23 August 1931)
- associate relationship with Lear, Amanda (born 18 June 1939)
Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°382 from the online Tarbes municipal archives, image 388/552.
- Vocation : Medical : Physician (Gynecologist)
- Vocation : Medical : Surgeon (Sex reassignment)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Military surgeon)