Sex reassignment surgery and associated therapies for the treatment of gender identity disorder

Record ID 32005000049
Authors' objectives:

Sex reassignment surgery (SRS), which involves genital reconstruction surgery and other additional procedures, is proposed as part of the treatment approach for persons with gender identity disorder (GID). Individuals with GID have persistent feelings of gender discomfort and inappropriateness of their anatomical sex, strong and ongoing cross-gender identification, and a desire to live and be accepted as members of the opposite sex. SRS includes the surgical procedures by which the physical appearance and function of a persons existing sexual characteristics are changed to those of the other sex in an effort to resolve or minimize gender dysphoria and improve quality of life.

Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2004
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual and Gender Disorders
  • Transsexualism
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: HAYES, Inc.
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