Phalloplasty in female-to-male transsexuals: what do our patients ask for?
Hage JJ, Bout CA, Bloem JJ, Megens JA.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Academic Hospital, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Although the surgical goals of phalloplasty in female-to-male transsexuals have repeatedly been described, the requests by the patients themselves have never been assessed and evaluated properly. To obtain information on their desiderata in this matter a questionnaire was sent to 200 subjects.
The answers in the 150 returned questionnaires made us conclude that the 79 subjects (52%) who seek phalloplasty express the following requests as to their external genitalia: a scrotum (96%), a glans (92%), rigidity (86%), and an aesthetically appealing look either while wearing a tight swim suit (91%) or being nude (81%). All but 1 patient wanted to be able to void in a standing position.
We add minimal disfigurement and no functional loss in the donor area as two of the goals of phalloplasty.
Citation: Ann Plast Surg 1993 Apr;30(4):323-6 an article published on the Internet by PubMed <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/>