Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 515–525

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

  • Zoran Rakic
  • Vladan Starcevic
  • Jovan Maric
  • Katarina Kelin
Article

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoran Rakic
    • 1
  • Vladan Starcevic
    • 2
  • Jovan Maric
    • 3
  • Katarina Kelin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryClinical and Hospital Center “Dr. Dragisa Misovic,”BelgradeYugoslavia
  2. 2.Institute for Mental Healthaffiliated with the Belgrade University School of MedicineBelgradeYugoslavia
  3. 3.Clinical Center of SerbiaBelgrade University School of Medicine, Institute of PsychiatryBelgradeYugoslavia
  4. 4.JNA84 11000BelgradeYugoslavia

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