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.
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Rakic, Z., Starcevic, V., Maric, J. et al. The outcome of sex reassignment surgery in Belgrade: 32 patients of both sexes. Arch Sex Behav 25, 515–525 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02437545
- sex reassignment
- quality of life