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Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 515-525

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The outcome of sex reassignment surgery in Belgrade: 32 patients of both sexes

  • Zoran RakicAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Clinical and Hospital Center “Dr. Dragisa Misovic,”
  • , Vladan StarcevicAffiliated withInstitute for Mental Health, affiliated with the Belgrade University School of Medicine
  • , Jovan MaricAffiliated withClinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade University School of Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry
  • , Katarina KelinAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Clinical and Hospital Center “Dr. Dragisa Misovic,”

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Abstract

Several aspects of the quality of life after sex reassignment surgery in 32 transsexuals of both sexes (22 men, 10 women) were examined. The Belgrade Team for Gender Identity Disorders designed a standardized questionnaire for this purpose. The follow-up period after operation was from 6 months to 4 years, and four aspects of the quality of life were examined: attitude towards the patients' own body, relationships with other people, sexual activity, and occupational functioning. In most transsexuals, the quality of life was improved after surgery inasmuch as these four aspects are concerned. Only a few transsexuals were not satisfied with their life after surgery.

Key Words

transsexualism sex reassignment follow-up quality of life