Mastectomy May Improve Quality of Life for Transmen
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Undergoing a mastectomy can have psychological benefits for transmen, according to a recent report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
The study involved 33 patients who were having a mastectomy as part of a female-to-male transition. The participants were between the ages of 18 and 59.
Before surgery, the transmen completed a series of questionnaires that assessed their body image, self-esteem, and quality of life. The patients were assessed again 6 to 16 months after surgery.
Generally, the participants' body satisfaction, self-esteem, and quality of life improved. However, the researchers noted that some "residual body image issues" persisted after surgery. Such issues could be addressed with psychological counseling, the authors suggested.
More details on the study are available here.
Are you thinking about attending a professional conference in the new year? Meetings are a great way to learn more about the latest research developments and network with your colleagues.
Below, you'll find a list of events scheduled through the first quarter of 2017.
19th Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM)
Feb 2, 2017 - Feb 4, 2017
ISSWSH 2017 Annual Meeting
Feb 23, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017
Atlanta, GA, USA
Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017
London, United Kingdom