Erectile Implants in Female-to-Male Transsexuals: Our Experience in 129 Patients

Erectile Implants in Female-to-Male Transsexuals: Our Experience in 129 Patients

From March 1996 until October 2007, 129 female-to-male transsexuals with a neophallus underwent the implantation of an erectile prosthesis. Data on outcome in these patients were retrospectively evaluated.

Author: Piet B. Hoebeke , Karel Decaestecker , Matthias Beysens , Yasmin Opdenakker , Stan M. Monstrey Source: European Urology Website: http://www.europeanurology.com/article/S0302-2838%2809%2900245-0/abstract Journal: European Urology Journal Details: Vol: 57 Issue: 2, pages 179 - 362 Origin Country: Belgium Publish Date: 2009-03-03 Publication City: Ghent Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , .Target Audiences: , , . Last Modified: 2010-11-19

The combination of a neourethra and erection prosthesis in a single neophallus in the female-to-male transsexual remains a challenge. No good data are available on this subject.

From March 1996 until October 2007, 129 female-to-male transsexuals with a neophallus underwent the implantation of an erectile prosthesis. The mean follow-up was 30.2 mo (range: 0–132 mo).

Despite high complication rates, implantation of a hydraulic erectile prosthesis remains the best option for achieving the possibility of sexual intercourse in female-to-male transsexuals.