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Surgery

MenSeveral surgical options exist for the female to male transsexual, from chest surgery (also known as top surgery), to hysterectomy including oophorectomy, metoidioplasty (otherwise known as clitoral release), and phalloplasty.

All of these options are covered in the articles within the surgery section of the female-to-male support pages, along with the risks, side-effects, aftercare and more.

Support Information is available for download from The Gender Centre, and are available in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar to view and print P.D.F. files. If you don't have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free at the Adobe website.

WHY THE DOUBLE STANDARD?

Article appeared in Polare 98, January 2014

JR. Latham asks whether treating transsexual patients differently from cosmetic surgery patients is ethically just? Furthermore Is cosmetic surgery only acceptable when it moves someone towards a culturally legible aesthetic of beauty? ...

CHEST SURGERY

Article appeared in Polare 77, October 2008

Whether to undergo surgery is a big decision for anyone. S.R.S. is no exception. This article explores options available toF.T.M.s and what to expect, any risks or complications, and most importantly, the issues to consider in making the initial decision to haveS.R.S. ...

HYSTERECTOMY, OOPHORECTOMY, METOIDIOPLASTY AND PHALLOPLASTY

Article appeared in Polare 78, December 2008

Sourced from Vancouver Coastal Health, Transgender Health Program, this article details Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus including the endometrium), Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries), Metoidioplasty (clitoral release) and Phalloplasty (creation of the penis) ... 

MAKING THE DECISION TO HAVE S.R.S.

Article appeared in Polare 79, April 2009

As with any big decision, it's common to have doubts and anxieties about S.R.S. But as part of the decision-making process, it's important that you are sure you're ready. This article also explains what S.R.S. won't do for you and what happens if you later have regrets? ... 

MAX'S RESPONSE TO THE SURGERY TALK BY DR. HAERTSCH

Article appeared in Polare 13, June 1996

Max gives his response to the surgery talk by Dr. Haertsch who as Max explains, thinks that for Tranny Boys, transplants using micro-surgery could very well eventually be a reality ...

URETHRAL FISTULAE, URETHRAL STRICTURE, STONE FORMATION, URETHRAL DIVERTICULA

Article appeared in Polare 33, October 1999

The majority of complications that occur inF.T.M. gender reassignment surgery relate to the urethra and this is common to all phalloplasty procedures. The common complications include urethral fistulae, urethral strictures, stone formation and urethral diverticula ... 

AN INTERVIEW WITH MAGGIE SMITH R.N. OF THE LIVINGSTONE ROAD SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC

Article appeared in Polare 71, April 2007

The Gender Centre and Livingstone Road Sexual Health Clinic are applying for a grant from the Sydney South West Area Health Service to carry out a study on the medical needs of F.T.M.s. Polare interviewed Maggie Smith of the Livingstone Road Sexual Health Clinic ...

 
 
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