Orchiectomy for Transgender Women
Orchiectomy surgery includes removing one or more testicles. This male reproductive organ is the reason sperm is produced and it is present below the penis. The orchiectomy Transgender Surgery in Vizag can be done by doing 2 procedures which include:
- Bilateral Orchiectomy
This transgender surgery requires both the testicle removal
- Simple Orchiectomy
This transgender surgery requires either one or both testicles to remove
Did you know?
Orchiectomy means testicles are removed from the scrotum. On the other hand, scrotectomy means removing the entire scrotum or maybe some part.
Who is an ideal candidate for orchiectomy?
This type of gender change surgery involves a short recovery time. All those who are planning to get vaginoplasty need to go through this approach. Although it’s possible both are done at one time and it’s your wish whether you want to get it combined or not. If you are seeking this approach then vaginoplasty also makes the right option.
- Partial penectomy
As the name suggests, partial means some portion is removed. This surgical option works great when there is penile cancer.
Labiaplasty means labia construction by using skin grafts.
On your journey of male to female if you don’t want to go down the road of feminizing hormones or you want the medications to have fewer side effects then orchiectomy will work the best. Even research has shown that this option works the best for transgender women.
Do you wish to preserve fertility?
All those who want to have children in the future better get the option of sperm storage. This has to be done before you get the hormone treatment. By opting for this option the fertility will be preserved.
What to expect before & during the treatment?
It’s essential to give the necessary proof of a few things so that the entire process goes with ease:
- You can give your consent to get the treatment started or you are fully aware of the process.
- You are not facing any sort of mental health issue or medical problem.
- You are in your adulthood & you are living in the country where it’s allowed to get the procedure
Before this surgery, you must get hormone therapy for 1 year. In total it takes around 30 to 60 minutes. Additionally, this is done under the effect of general anesthesia. Additionally, the incision is made in the scrotum which allows the testes to get removed. Usually, the patient can leave the hospital on the same day or might require an overnight stay.
How is the recovery?
It takes around a few days to a few weeks to get back to normal life. Additionally, you will be given medications for pain management & limiting the chances of infection.
This transgender surgery is one of the most asked approach among transgender women which requires either one or both testicle removal. This gender confirmation surgery once done will reduce the need of using feminizing hormones. Just make sure to take the best care of yourself after the surgery.