In part one of our three-part series on vaginoplasty one form of "bottom" or gender-affirming surgery , we heard about aftercare from a trans-knowledgeable visiting nurse who has supported transgender women through this experience. Moon captivated the audience by sharing her experience and noting what others could consider and prepare for when it comes to the days and weeks after surgery. Here's her story:. Nyala Moon: A lot of trans people work really hard to get their surgeries covered. And you go through those hard journeys of finding a surgeon who will do it, of getting health insurance that will cover it.
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The Difference Between Transgender and Transsexual Women
The number of patients seeking sex reassignment surgery is increasing. Approximately 1:30,000 adult males and 1: 100,000 adult females seek this procedure. Neovaginal-related disorders after sex reassignment surgery are increasingly more common. Vulvar condylomatosis is the clinical manifestation of HPV 6- and 11 infection in biological women. The same HPV-subtypes are associated with anogenital warts and penile intraepithelial neoplasia in biological men. We describe a case of a 19-year-old female transexual who presented one year after male to female sex reassignment surgery by inverted penile skin vaginoplasty with condyloma accuminata of the vulva.
Like many other surgery patients, Hayley Anthony has a daily physical therapy regimen. But unlike other post-ops, the 30-year-old marketing consultant is recovering from a procedure she helped invent. Five months ago, she became one of the first people in the world to have a piece of tissue incised from the cavity of her abdomen and turned into a vagina.
Next Thursday, I will get a vagina. The procedure will last around six hours, and I will be in recovery for at least three months. Until the day I die, my body will regard the vagina as a wound; as a result, it will require regular, painful attention to maintain. This is what I want, but there is no guarantee it will make me happier. I like to say that being trans is the second-worst thing that ever happened to me.