Factors Associated with Satisfaction or Regret Following Male-to-Female Sex Reassignment Surgery

  title={Factors Associated with Satisfaction or Regret Following Male-to-Female Sex Reassignment Surgery},
  author={Anne A. Lawrence},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • A. Lawrence
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
This study examined factors associated with satisfaction or regret following sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in 232 male-to-female transsexuals operated on between 1994 and 2000 by one surgeon using a consistent technique. Participants, all of whom were at least 1-year postoperative, completed a written questionnaire concerning their experiences and attitudes. Participants reported overwhelmingly that they were happy with their SRS results and that SRS had greatly improved the quality of their… 

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  • A. Lawrence
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2005
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  • S. Rubin
  • Medicine
    Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology. Supplementum
  • 1993
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