Jazz Jennings, the 17-year-old star of “I Am Jazz,” shared her first post-op photo Thursday after undergoing gender confirmation surgery.
“I’m doing great, thanks for all of the love and support,” the TLC star captioned the photo.
Jennings, who was born male and identifies as female, confirmed earlier in the month that she would undergo the surgery. She said educating her fans about the procedure and her journey was important.
“If I put out this information for people to see, they won’t need to ask anymore questions. And also, it’s educational within the community as well. A lot of parents who have transgender kids are like, ‘What do I do? I don’t know much about this process,’” the entertainer said in a YouTube video.
“And seeing our show kind of helps them figure out what steps they could take to help their kids and what the journey might look like in the future.”
“I Am Jazz,” which premiered in 2015, followed Jennings and her family as they dealt with “typical teen drama through the lens of a transgender youth.”