Sex Change Operation

Sex Change Operation Related Terms:
Body Procedures, Cosmetic Surgery, Gender Change Surgery, Gender Change Surgery, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Sex Reassignment Surgery, Sex Reassignment Surgery, Srs, Surgeon

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Sex Change Operation - General Info

More commonly known as sex-change, sex reassignment (SRS) is a procedure that changes a person’s genital organs from one gender to another.
Gender reassignment is offered to a number of people including newborns with intersex deformities and adult men and women who have a biologically different sex than they are mentally and emotionally. Body procedure from male to female conversions is more common today.

Sex Change Operation - Male to Female Procedure

Plastic surgery for male to female SRS involves the removal of the penis and the reshaping of the remaining genital tissue to appear more female thereby constructing a vagina. An incision is made into the scrotum, the flap of skin is pulled back and the testis is removed. The skin is stripped from the penis but is left attached and the urethra is cut. The excess skin is used to create the labia and the vagina. This body procedure is called a vaginoplasty. After the surgery, the patient would need to take in female hormones (estrogen) to further reshape the body’s contour. This hormone will also stimulate the growth of breasts.

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According to the results of a pilot trial published early online in the Lancet Neurology, early intensive lowering of blood pressure after acute intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is clinically feasible and warrants further investigation in a large, randomised trial. This study was conducted as a run in to a larger clinical trial, and involved over 400 patients with acute ICH who had elevated systolic blood pressure (150-200mmHg). All had been diagnosed by CT within six hours of symptom onset, and had no known definite indications or contra-indications to treatment. They were randomised to intensive lowering of blood pressure to a target systolic of 140mmHg (n=203) or to standard management (target systolic 180mmHg; n=201). The primary efficacy endpoint was the proportional change in haematoma volume at 24 hours. The main findings were as follows: • At 24 hours, the mean proportional haematoma growth was 36.3% in the guideline group and 13.7% in the intensive group (difference 22.6%, 95% CI 0.6–44.5%; p=0.04). After adjustment for initial haematoma volume and time from onset to CT, the inter-group difference was no longer statistically significant (p=0.06) • The absolute difference in haematoma volume was 1.7mL (95% CI -0.5 to 3.9; p=0.13). • From randomisation to 1 h, mean systolic BP was 153 mmHg in the intensive group and 167 mmHg in the standard group (inter-group difference of 13.3 mmHg, 95% CI 8.9–17.6 mmHg; p<0.0001) • Between 1 and 24 hours, the mean systolic BP was 146 mmHg in the intensive group and 157 mmHg in the guideline group (inter-group difference of 10.8 mmHg, 95% CI 7.7–13.9 mmHg; p<0.0001). The authors conclude that a large randomised trial is needed to define the effects of early intensive BP-lowering treatment on clinical outcomes across a broad range of patients with ICH. [Editor’s note: this summary was taken from the abstract, which did not contain any details of the drug regimens used.] More...

Sex Change Operation - Female to Male Procedure

Though more uncommon, there are still several women who opt for female to male gender reassignment. This body procedure has achieved lesser success due to the difficulty of creating a functional penis from the original tissue in the clitoris. Preliminary surgery to remove the female organs will be needed and the next series of procedures will be done a year after. Aside from the genital organs, the breasts will also need to be altered in order to get a male appearance.

Sex Change Operation - After the Procedure

Persons who have undergone male to female SRS will still retain a prostate while those who had female to male body procedure will need to undergo hysterectomy to remove the uterus and oophorectomy to remove the ovaries. Patients who have undergone male to female conversions will also need to take male hormone to stimulate male features to develop. Females who have undergone all these sex reassignment procedures will no longer be able to bear children.

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