What is Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery?
Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery involves remodeling the male genitals into a form with the appearance of, and the function of female genitalia. Before any surgery, patients usually undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and depending on the age at which HRT begins, facial hair removal. There are associated surgeries patients may elect to, including facial feminization surgery, breast augmentation, and various other procedures.
Feminizing modification of the genitalia in males diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder is possible upon submission of required supporting documents (see Special Requirements section). The surgery aims to create a visually realistic and functional female genital anatomy complete with labia, clitoris, and vaginal canal.
The new clitoris is fashioned from a portion of the sensitive penile head (glans penis). It has its own nerve and blood supply, enabling sensitivity to sexual stimulation, arousal, and orgasm.
The neo-vagina is typically 5-7 inches deep and is made by Penile Skin Inversiontechnique if the length of the penis is adequate, or by Colon Vaginoplasty technique in cases of inadequate penile length. As with biological females, this new vaginal canal is located between the urethra and the rectum.
Male to Female Surgery – Special Requirements
You need to be of legal age, in good health and must submit the following requirements before your pre-surgical assessment for SRS MTF
1. Letter of recommendation from two psychiatrists (one from a psychiatrist in the patient own locality and two from our psychiatrists) stating the following:
- Diagnosis of a female with Gender Identity Disorder
- Declaration of successful real-life experience as a male for at least 1 year
Certified psychiatrists issue this letter to individuals who meet the criteria of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association
2. The medical certificate with details of male hormone therapy
- Hormone intake must be prescribed and monitored by a licensed physician
- Hormones have been taken for 1 year