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Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. Phalloplasty in female-male transsexuals. Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) 1996: 9
This report provides information on phalloplasty, following request for funding for sex reassignment surgery (SRS) that have been received by the Out-of-Country Health Services Committee. In particular, information was sought on whether phalloplasty is a proven and recognised surgery.
The information obtained from the literature suggests that phalloplasty is starting to become accepted at some centres as part of the standard of care for female-male transsexual SRS. There have been recent technical improvements, though the procedure remains demanding, as does the necessary associated counselling of patients. Phalloplasty appears to remain a highly specialized procedure, with successful outcomes linked to appropriate patient selection, counselling and follow-up, and to high levels of surgical expertise.
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Penile Prosthesis; Surgery, Plastic /methods; Transsexualism /surgery
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