Vaginectomy for transgender people

Vaginectomy is surgery to remove the vagina. It is performed on people whose tissue in that area needs to be removed because of disease or injury. It is also performed on people in sex and gender minority communities, often with other bottom surgery options.

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.

Resources

FTM Surgery Network (hysto.net)

Trans HealthCare (transhealthcare.org)

References

Medina CA, Fein LA, Salgado CJ (2018). Total vaginectomy and urethral lengthening at time of neourethral prelamination in transgender men. Int Urogynecol J. 2018 Oct;29(10):1463-1468. doi: 10.1007/s00192-017-3517-y. Epub 2017 Nov 29.

Monstrey SJ, Ceulemans P, Hoebeke P (2001) Sex Reassignment Surgery in the Female-to-Male Transsexual. Semin Plast Surg. 25:229-44. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1281493