While plenty of patients come to us looking to undergo a relatively standard male or female gender transition process, plenty of our patients come to us with nonbinary preferences, and would like to undergo a procedure that allows them to enjoy a gender-noncomforming body that feels natural and right to them.
We offer a number of procedures that can help with this process, including a penectomy. This procedure can enable a patient to remove their penis, without further feminizing the genital region by constructing a vagina or vulva, for example. While some transitioning patients wish to use their penile tissues for the creation of a functioning vulva and/or vagina, many patients wish to undergo penectomy as a non-standard gender affirmation surgery.
When performed alongside an orchiectomy (removal of the testicles), and/or a scrotectomy procedure (the removal of the scrotal sac), the penectomy can be a part of the nullification procedure, which eliminates the presence of sexually-identifying genitals.
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.
Penectomy has been shown to have a positive, lasting benefit for transwomen and nonbinary individuals who desire non-standard gender affirmation surgery.
If you think penectomy or nullification might be the right non-standard gender affirmation surgery for you, we’re excited to hear from you. Reach out and set up your consultation, to learn more about the procedures we offer, and how they can help you enjoy the body that feels right for you.