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Latest News from the ISSM - September 15, 2017 Member Login
Psychological Factors After Transgender Surgery

Transgender individuals who feel disappointment or regret after gender-affirming surgery (GAS) might experience psychological issues or poor quality of life years later. 

A recent study of 51 transmen and 81 transwomen found that most participants were satisfied with their results after GAS. However, those who were not tended to feel less positively about their lives. 

The participants, who ranged in age from 17 to 63 years, had had their surgery at least five years before the study. They completed several questionnaires that assessed their satisfaction with each procedure (e.g., vaginoplasty, mastectomy, phalloplasty, etc.) as well as their degrees of gender dysphoria, psychological symptoms, quality of life, happiness, and overall feelings at the time of the research.

Overall satisfaction rates for both masculinizing and feminizing surgeries were high. But eight participants expressed disappointment or minor regrets, mostly due to pain and functional or cosmetic outcomes.

While these patients had more psychological symptoms and poorer quality of life than their satisfied counterparts, they did not regret having the surgery itself. 

The study was published online in May in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. Click here for more details. 

New Video Added to VJPU

Have you checked out the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU) lately?

As the name suggests, the VJPU focuses on prosthetic urology, especially as it pertains to sexual medicine. Novel technologies and "how I do it" surgical expositions are of special interest.

New videos are added regularly. The latest post, "Use of a wire loop monopolar electrode for open, visual excavation in severe corporeal penile fibrosis before penile prosthesis implantation" was produced by Robert Andrianne, et al. of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège in Belgium. 

We encourage you to check out all the videos here. Interested in submitting a video? You'll find the instructions here.

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