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Transgender salpingectomy

Some transgender men and transmasculine people undergo a bilateral salpingectomy (removal of fallopian tubes) as part of a gender transition. This type of bottom surgery is often done at the same time as a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and a oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries). Removing fallopian tubes and ovaries at the same time is also called a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

According to UCLA Health’s Gynecological Care experts:

A patient who does not desire removal of the uterus may have a laparoscopic removal of the tubes and ovaries alone. Laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy alone typically takes one hour, and patients can expect to go home within a couple of hours after surgery.

UCLA Health (2019)

Important: These genital surgeries will change your body so you can’t ever make children. Those who wish to have this done must review their reproductive options before having surgery.


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Adolescent Health Care (2017, reaffirmed 2019). Opinion 685: Care for Transgender Adolescents.


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