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Transgender Men Satisfied with Penile Implants

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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