Sexual life of transgender individuals in Turkey: the effect of sex reassignment surgeryY

Background

A surprisingly small amount of research has examined the sex life of transgender individuals before and after undergoing sex reassignment surgery (SRS). Among transgender individuals, because of the discomfort involved in... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The study aimed to compare transgender individuals sex life before and after sex reassignment surgery. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Samples: The study includes two groups – Group I: 50 transgender individuals who had not undergone sex reassignment surgery and Group II: 20 transgender individuals who had undergone sex reassignment surgery. Measurements:... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

The absence of complications during surgery had a positive impact on sexual life and was observed to be more significant in the ASES items related to excitement. Negative attitudes against masturbation dropped from 45% to 5%... [ view full abstract ]

Results

The study involved 39 transmen and 31 transwomen, with the mean age in Group I being 27.04 ± 7.56 and 32.6 ± 7.16 in Group II. Participants in Group II were more likely to have a regular job and had higher employment rates... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

The results of the study are discussed within a cultural and religious context, where it will be shown that transgender individuals in Turkey have experienced a very hard time transforming their private and public identity,... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Berna Ozata Yildizhan (Dept of Psychiatry, Bakirkoy Ruh ve Sinir Hastaliklari Hastanesi, Bakirkoy, Istanbul), Sahika Yuksel (CETAD), Eren Yildizhan (Dep. of Psychiatry Bakirköy Ruh ve Sinir Hastaliklari Hastanesi)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Mental health

Session

PS-3 » E-Posters Mental Health (2) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Mediterranean)

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