Sexual sensation in post operative trans women

Myriam Vigny-Pau

Université de Montreal

Myriam Vigny-Pau is a penultimate year medical student at the Université de Montréal. She carried out this project as part of an elective period spent in London.


Surgeons have made a sensate neoclitoris for nearly 25 years during genital reconstruction for trans women. As far as we are aware, there have been no audits of how well these work in terms of providing pleasurable erotic... [ view full abstract ]


To evaluate sexual sensation in post operative trans women [ view full abstract ]


Questionnaires were sent to 76 consecutive patients undergoing genital reconstruction in our unit between 8 and 12 weeks after their operation. Patients were asked whether they could locate the clitoris, and if so, whether... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Patients recorded what if any sensation they had from their neoclitoris, and whether they had achieved orgasm. They were also asked about their sexual activity up to the time of the questionnaire. [ view full abstract ]


49 patients completed questionnaires for analysis. Of these, 35 reported that they had been able to locate the clitoris, and in that group, 24 reported erogenous sensation, and 15 reported touch sensation. 17 had achieved... [ view full abstract ]


Although the study looked at patients within 3 months of their operation, good levels of sexual sensation are reported. We intend to follow the patients further to see whether the number reporting sexual sensation increases... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Myriam Vigny-Pau (Université de Montreal)
  2. Iffy Middleton (Department of Gender Surgery, Parkside Hospital)
  3. James Bellringer (Department of Gender Surgery, Parkside Hospital)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Surgery


OS-2E » Surgery II: from Beginning to the End (16:00 - Friday, 7th April, Exhibition Hall)

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