FTM Hysterectomy Guide
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FTM Hysterectomy is a gender reassignment procedure for transsexual men that removes the uterus, and may also include the removal of the cervix as well as the ovaries and Fallopian Tubes (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.)
FTM Hysterectomy is commonly performed as part of gender reassignment surgery for female-to-male transsexuals. For some trans men, hysterectomy is indicated to treat gynecological problems such as uterine fibroid cysts and breakthrough bleeding, while for others it helps align their body with their gender identity, lessening gender dysphoria. While not all trans men choose to have a hysterectomy, it is a required surgery for patients who are planning for genital reconstruction surgery.
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When Rowan Feldhaus passed away from complications following a hysterectomy in May 2017, many trans men were left asking, "How could this happen with such a routine surgery?" While serious complications can occur with any surgery, the death rate from a hysterectomy is less than 1%—so what happened in Feldhaus' case?
Trans men who take testosterone over a long time period may be at increased risk for osteoporosis, a condition that is marked by a significant decrease in bone density, causing bones to become weak and brittle. However, researchers have come to different conclusions regarding this risk.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder characterized by cyst formation in the ovaries and increased testosterone and luteinising hormone (LH) levels. While some of the virilizing effects of PCOS may be seen as desirable to trans men, the associations with obesity, elevated cholesterol and insulin resistance are likely to result in increased cardiovascular risk.