Effects on Patients' Quality of Life, Satisfaction and Psychosocial Status after Female to Male Sex Reassignment Surgery

Background

Referring to the world literature there are only a few studies which deal with the topic of quality of life and satisfaction after sex reassignment surgery from female to male (FtM). [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

We designed a survey to evaluate the influence of surgery on quality of life, self-esteem, psyche and emotional stability of operated FtM transsexuals. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The present study includes 32 FtM transsexuals who have undergone gender reassignment surgery. [ view full abstract ]

Methods

The used testing instrument consists of a self-developed questionnaire with questions on personal data, the situation before and after the operations and postoperative occurred complications. In addition to that, the testing... [ view full abstract ]

Results

Statistic significant values can be found in some items of the FLZM: “Mobility” (p=0,000), “Vision/Hearing” (p=0,04), “Freedom from Anxiety” (p=0,002), “Independence from Assistance”(p=0,000) and the sum-score... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

With our study, we could proof that gender reassignment surgery improves the quality of life in transsexual men in most aspects of life and has a positive influence on the patients' psyche and self-esteem. [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Nikolaos A. Papadopulos (Democritus University of Thrace, School of Medicine, Dept of Plastic Surgery, Alexandroupoli, Greece), Benjamin Ehrenberger (Division of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich, Munich)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Surgery

Session

PS-7 » E-Posters Surgery (3) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Danube)

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