Quality of life improves early after gender reassignment surgery in transgender women

Quality of life improves early after gender reassignment surgery in transgender women Eur J Plast Surg (2017) 40:223–226 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1252-0 ORIGINAL PAPER Quality of life improves early after gender reassignment surgery in transgender women 1,2 1,2 1,2 Ebba K. Lindqvist & Hannes Sigurjonsson & Caroline Möllermark & 1,2 1,2,3 1,2,3 Johan Rinder & Filip Farnebo & T. Kalle Lundgren Received: 12 July 2016 /Accepted: 10 October 2016 /Published online: 29 October 2016 The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract QoL over continuous temporal measure points. Our results Background Few studies have examined the long-term qual- show that transgender women generally have a lower QoL ity of life (QoL) of individuals with gender dysphoria, or how compared to the general population. GRS leads to an improve- it is affected by treatment. Our aim was to examine the QoL of ment in general well-being as a trend but over the long-term, transgender women undergoing gender reassignment surgery QoL decreases slightly in line with that of the comparison (GRS). group. Methods We performed a prospective cohort study on 190 Level of evidence: Level III, therapeutic study. patients undergoing male-to-female GRS at Karolinska University Hospital between 2003 and 2015. We used the . Keywords Gender reassignment surgery Gender . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Quality of life improves early after gender reassignment surgery in transgender women

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2016 by The Author(s)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-016-1252-0
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