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Transgender Men Satisfied with Penile Implants

Jan 09, 2018

Transgender Men Satisfied with Penile Implants Transgender men tend to be satisfied with inflatable penile implants after gender reassignment surgery, according to a recent study in BJU International.

About 88% of 104 patients surveyed said they were fully satisfied with their prostheses, scientists reported. And 60% of the patients’ partners were satisfied as well.

One of the most complex aspects of female-to-male gender reassignment surgery is the creation of a penis that looks realistic and functions well for both urination and sexual relationships. Many transgender men want to urinate standing up and have the ability to penetrate a partner during intercourse.

However, some transgender men can’t get a rigid erection. That’s because the new penis does not have the corpora cavernosa – two areas of spongy tissue that fill with blood when a man is sexually aroused. The blood is what gives an erection its firmness.

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