Vaginoplasty in male-female transsexuals and criteria for sex reassignment surgery

Vaginoplasty in male-female transsexuals and criteria for sex reassignment surgery

 

 

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, 1997:25.
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Abstract

 

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Author’s objective
This report has been prepared in response to a request for information on sex reassignment surgery in relation to applications for funding of such procedures. In particular, information was sought on generally accepted criteria for vaginoplasty.

Type of intervention
Vaginoplasty

Study design
Review

Sources searched
Not stated.

Was any cost information reported?
No cost information is reported.

Authors’ conclusions
Vaginoplasty is one of a number of approaches to management of gender dysphoria in male to female transsexuals. There is no single model of treatment of transsexualism. An effective model of treatment will utilize hormone therapy and surgical reconstruction, and also include counselling, psychotherapeutic approaches, electrolysis and speech therapy. Reviews of results give strong evidence of the effectiveness of reassignment surgery.

Subject index terms
Subject indexing by CRD: Transsexualism/su (surgery); Vagina/su (surgery); Reconstructive-Surgical-Procedures

 

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