Medical & Surgery

healthSeveral surgical options exist for the male to female transsexual, from breast augmentation, orchidectomy, trachea shave and hair transplants, to sex reassignment surgery, otherwise known as vaginoplasty, and the follow-up procedure, labiaplasty.

These surgical options, along with other medical procedures like electrolysis and feminine voice techniques are covered in the articles within this section of the male-to-female support pages, along with the risks, side-effects, aftercare and more.

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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? ...


Article appeared in Polare 10, December 1995

Ruth Farmer explains that rejection by her local gender dysphoria team because they told her she was too old and did not pass the psychological test for womanhood caused her much unnecessary expense and heartbreak. She could better have used the money for electrolysis ... 


Article appeared in Polare 52, June 2003

Hair growth occurs continuously as new hair cells are formed at the base of the follicle and molded by a structure called the inner root sheath, that surrounds the growing hair shaft. Androgens, the male sex hormone activates specific areas of the body to produce hair ... 

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