Sex and gender minorities may be interested in surgeries developed for transgender people.
Speak with your surgeon about your goals, which could include new combinations of available procedures.
These goals can be accomplished with surgery, including bringing the voice pitch into range in the middle of typical masculine and feminine pitch.
Some people choose surgery for their chest area as part of a gender transition. This is called top surgery and involves reshaping the area to match the client’s gender expression.
Communities including eunuchs, smoothies, nullos, genderfluid people, and nonbinary people who wish to have bottom surgery performed are encouraged to do this with a qualified practitioner.
Many people considering these procedures get genital hair removal before or after bottom surgery. Ask your surgeon about your hair removal goals.
Surgical options include:
- orchiectomy (removal of testicular tissue, or “castration”)
- penectomy (removal of penile tissue)
- gender nullification (penectomy, orchiectomy, scrotal tissue reduction, urethra shortening)
- vulvoplasty (zero-depth vaginoplasty, or “dimple”)
- vaginoplasty with penile tissue retention
- other procedures outside binary genital configurations
Communities including stone butches, genderfluid people, and nonbinary people may wish to have a hysterectomy, or oophorectomy. Other options include vaginectomy and other procedures outside binary genital configurations. These include the suite of procedures available to trans men.
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