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post-operative hormone treatment in sexual reassignment

Irene Palmares Carvalho
Transsexualism refers to the conviction of belonging to one sex in individuals born with normal sexual characteristics of the other biological sex. The hormonal-surgical treatment of this population has proliferated throughout the past decades and is recent in Portugal. The irreversibility of the sex-reassignment surgery and the lack of knowledge still surrounding transsexualism raises questions that require research in this area. This paper describes a rare-case occurrence of two transsexual brothers who received hormonal-surgical treatment...
January 2008: Acta M├ędica Portuguesa
Yolanda L S Smith, Stephanie H M Van Goozen, Abraham J Kuiper, Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis
BACKGROUND: We prospectively studied outcomes of sex reassignment, potential differences between subgroups of transsexuals, and predictors of treatment course and outcome. METHOD: Altogether 325 consecutive adolescent and adult applicants for sex reassignment participated: 222 started hormone treatment, 103 did not; 188 completed and 34 dropped out of treatment. Only data of the 162 adults were used to evaluate treatment. Results between subgroups were compared to determine post-operative differences...
January 2005: Psychological Medicine
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