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The medical care of the neovagina of transgender women: a review

Vincent J. Cornelisse A B C F , Rosemary A. Jones D , Christopher K. Fairley B C and Sonia R. Grover E
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A Prahran Market Clinic, Pran Central, 325 Chapel St, Prahran, Victoria, 3183, Australia.

B Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, 3800, Australia.

C Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia.

D The Adelaide Private Menopause Clinic, suite 22/183 Tynt St, North Adelaide, South Australia, 5006, Australia.

E Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, 3010, Australia.

F Corresponding author. Email: vcornelisse@mshc.org.au

Sexual Health 14(5) 442-450 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH17044
Submitted: 2 March 2017  Accepted: 5 July 2017   Published: 25 August 2017

Abstract

For transgender women, genital adjustment surgery involves removal of the natal reproductive organs and creation of a neovagina, vulva and clitoris. We conducted a review of the medical literature in order to summarise the issues that can affect the health of the neovagina in the long term, and to make recommendations on how to manage these issues.


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