Genital Feminizing Surgery without Vaginoplasty as a Safe, Aesthetic, and Cost-Effective Option for Gender-Affirming Surgery for Transwomen

Shiho Watanabe, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Kiyoshi Yamada, Yuzaburo Namba, Yoshihiro Kimata

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Abstract

Gender affirming surgery (GAS) has important impacts for people with gender incongruence (GI), both physically and socially. As the societal acceptance of gender diversity spreads, the number of individuals with GI who wish to be identified as the gender of their choice is increasing. Indeed, many elderly people who have lived a long time with GI now wish to undergo GAS, but face greater surgical risks due to greater burdens of underlying medical conditions. Generally, vaginoplasty is performed for transwomen; however, this surgery is time-consuming and involves heavy bleeding, and thus, should be avoided in elderly people. A less invasive technique is needed. In this article, we describe a new, less invasive genital feminizing surgical technique for transwomen with reports from two clinical cases. We present this novel technique as a safe, aesthetic, and cost-effective option for gender-affirming surgery for transwomen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-603
Number of pages7
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume76
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Gender incongruence
  • Gender-affirming surgery
  • Transwomen
  • Vaginoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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