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

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Record ID 31998008920
Authors' objectives: 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.
Authors' recommendations: 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.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1997
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures
  • Transsexualism
  • Vagina
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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