Phalloplasty in female-male transsexuals

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Record ID 31998008919
Authors' objectives: This report provides information on phalloplasty, following request for funding for sex reassignment surgery (SRS) that have been received by the Out-of-Country Health Services Committee. In particular, information was sought on whether phalloplasty is a proven and recognised surgery.
Authors' recommendations: The information obtained from the literature suggests that phalloplasty is starting to become accepted at some centres as part of the standard of care for female-male transsexual SRS. There have been recent technical improvements, though the procedure remains demanding, as does the necessary associated counselling of patients. Phalloplasty appears to remain a highly specialized procedure, with successful outcomes linked to appropriate patient selection, counselling and follow-up, and to high levels of surgical expertise.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1996
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Penile Prosthesis
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Transsexualism
Organisation Name: Institute of Health Economics
Contact Address: 1200, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 3N4. Tel: +1 780 448 4881; Fax: +1 780 448 0018;
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