[Male-to-female transsexualism. Sex reassignment surgery from a biopsychosocial perspective]

Andreas Baranyi, Dominique Piber, Hans-Bernd Rothenhäusler
Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 2009, 159 (21-22): 548-57
Many man-to-female-transsexuals prefer sex reassignment surgery. Surgical complications are common, most frequently a stenosis of the vagina as well as the urethral ostium. In up to 24% of patients secondary corrective surgery is necessary. Regret and feelings of doubt can occur in up to 8% of the cases. In the setting of an interdisciplinary team the postoperative somatic, psychological and socio-economic situation can be improved. This review is based on a Medline literature search and summarizes the pertinent literature of the last 22 years.

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