Background : Gender identity disorder GID is associated with various adverse health outcomes as well as psychiatric problems. Quality of life QOL in patients after surgery is an important issue, as some cases report dissatisfaction and regret after surgery. Methods : The demographic characteristics, including age, body mass index BMIoccupational and marital status, educational level, and family support were recorded.
Skip to content. He is internationally known for his expertise in the assessment and treatment of gender dysphoria — the incongruence a person may feel between their sex assigned at birth and their gender identity — and in the general mental health and psychosocial adjustment of transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals and their families. He received his doctoral degree in psychology from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and went on to become a tenured professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School before joining the faculty of Columbia University.
The social awareness and acceptance of transgender individuals has increased dramatically in the past several years. Todd B. Nippoldt, M.
Sex reassignment surgery SRSalso known as gender reassignment surgery GRS and several other names, is a surgical procedure or procedures by which a transgender person's physical appearance and function of their existing sexual characteristics are altered to resemble that socially associated with their identified gender. It is part of a treatment for gender dysphoria in transgender people. Professional medical organizations have established Standards of Care that apply before someone can apply for and receive reassignment surgery, including psychological evaluation, and a period of real-life experience living in the desired gender. Feminization surgeries are surgeries that result in anatomy that is typically gendered female.
The majority of patients who undergo male to female sex-change surgery are happy with the results, despite the fact that complications are common, according to a study of over patients in the September issue of the urology journal BJU International. A research team from the Departments of Urology and Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, UK, explored the initial experiences of patients who had undergone surgery and 70 who took part in detailed follow-ups. They found that 88 per cent of patients were happy with their surgery at their first post-operative clinic visit, seven per cent were unhappy and five per cent made no comment.
Context: Coronary artery bypass graft CABG decreases the signs and symptoms of ischemic heart disease, but it cannot treat the disease completely. Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in age and sex trend of patients undergoing CABG surgery from to in the north of Iran. Setting and Design: This retrospective study was done in an educational therapeutic center in the north of Iran.
Registered in Ireland: The number of patients undergoing sex-change procedures in the UK at the expense of the HSE dropped substantially last year to just six, compared with 28 in Some 93 people have been approved for sex-change procedures under the scheme since
Waiting times to be seen at any gender identity clinic in the UK at present are extremely long due to steadily increasing numbers of referrals. We understand this puts even more pressure on you as a GP, nurse or healthcare professional to find ways to support people seeking treatment for gender dysphoria and gender identity issues. The information below is aimed at improving your knowledge, and provides details of ways you can help support and signpost your patients while they wait to be seen. However, many people with gender dysphoria do suffer from mental health issues, and these can and should be treated concurrently through referral to local mental health teams.
There is no conclusive evidence that sex change operations improve the lives of transsexuals, with many people remaining severely distressed and even suicidal after the operation, according to a medical review conducted exclusively for Guardian Weekend tomorrow. The review of more than international medical studies of post-operative transsexuals by the University of Birmingham's aggressive research intelligence facility Arif found no robust scientific evidence that gender reassignment surgery is clinically effective. The Guardian asked Arif to conduct the review after speaking to several people who regret changing gender or believe that the medical care they received failed to prepare them for their new lives. They explain why they are unhappy with their sex change and how they cope with the consequences in the Weekend magazine tomorrow July