Followup observations of operated male-to-female transsexuals

M. Stein, L. Tiefer, A. Melman

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We performed an in-depth interview to ascertain the psychosocial and functional status in 10 of 22 male-to-female transsexuals who underwent vaginoplasty from May 1985 to December 1988. Followup from 5 to 48 months was available for 14 patients. Our patients comprised a well educated, mostly employed, law abiding group with a low abiding group with a low incidence of drug use. Most patients were able to develop strong support systems and showed a marked decrease in suicidal tendencies postoperatively. Functionally, the majority of the patients were able to lubricate the neovagina and have painless intercourse with a potential for orgasm. The cosmetic result was judged to be good, with no patient reporting being discovered of having had a prior operation by the sexual partner. We experienced a 21% rate of vaginal stenosis with 40% of these patients fully functional after a corrective operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1188-1192
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume143
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990

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Stein, M., Tiefer, L., & Melman, A. (1990). Followup observations of operated male-to-female transsexuals. Journal of Urology, 143(6), 1188-1192.

Followup observations of operated male-to-female transsexuals. / Stein, M.; Tiefer, L.; Melman, A.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 143, No. 6, 1990, p. 1188-1192.

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Stein, M, Tiefer, L & Melman, A 1990, 'Followup observations of operated male-to-female transsexuals', Journal of Urology, vol. 143, no. 6, pp. 1188-1192.
Stein M, Tiefer L, Melman A. Followup observations of operated male-to-female transsexuals. Journal of Urology. 1990;143(6):1188-1192.
Stein, M. ; Tiefer, L. ; Melman, A. / Followup observations of operated male-to-female transsexuals. In: Journal of Urology. 1990 ; Vol. 143, No. 6. pp. 1188-1192.
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