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Uterine Transplantation in Transgender Women

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/01/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number2
Volume126
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)152-156
Publication statusPublished
Early online date20/08/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Gender dysphoria, defined as the persistent discomfort with one's gender identity or biological sex, affects between 0.5%‐1.4% of adult males. Treatment aims at congruence, to allow those who experience it to find comfort within their gendered self, which optimises psychological wellbeing and self‐fulfilment. Whilst many experiencing gender dysphoria require partial treatment or social transition, others only find comfort following surgical intervention to change their external genitalia and sexual characteristics. Traditionally, infertility has been an unfortunate consequence of the realignment of a transgender person's body with their gender identity.