Sexual and Physical Health After Sex Reassignment Surgery

@article{Cuypere2005SexualAP,
  title={Sexual and Physical Health After Sex Reassignment Surgery},
  author={Griet de Cuypere and Guy TSjoen and Ruth Beerten and Gennaro Selvaggi and Petra de Sutter and Piet Hoebeke and Stanislas Monstrey and Alfons Vansteenwegen and Robert D. Rubens},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={34},
  pages={679-690}
}
A long-term follow-up study of 55 transsexual patients (32 male-to-female and 23 female-to-male) post-sex reassignment surgery (SRS) was carried out to evaluate sexual and general health outcome. Relatively few and minor morbidities were observed in our group of patients, and they were mostly reversible with appropriate treatment. A trend toward more general health problems in male-to-females was seen, possibly explained by older age and smoking habits. Although all male-to-females, treated… 

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