The orchiectomy procedure is an effective non-standard gender affirming surgery that is an excellent way for nonbinary patients to enjoy the body of their choosing. Your self-actualization process is a unique one, and your ability to see the body that feels right to you when you look in the mirror is one you deserve. With a procedure like orchiectomy, you can utilize non-standard gender affirming surgery to ensure that your body is exactly the one you want it to be.
We offer a few varieties of orchiectomy surgery, and can help you to decide on which one is best suited to your needs, health situation, and lifestyle.
This is a procedure which involves the removal of one or both of the testicles, which is done through a very small slit in the scrotum. This can essentially eliminate or greatly reduce the need for hormone therapy, aiding in the transition process.
This procedure always involves the removal of both testicles, but does not involve the removal of the phallus. This procedure can enable non-binary or transitioning patients to significantly adjust their body’s hormone levels, without radically altering the genital area.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has standards of care in place that require patients over eighteen have two letters from mental health providers, stating their readiness for surgery. Clients must be taking hormones and be non-smokers.
Orchectomy has been shown to have a positive, lasting benefit for transmen and nonbinary individuals who desire non-standard gender affirmation surgery. If you’re interested in learning more about what this procedure can do for you, reach out and set up your consultation today.