Penis Construction in Female-to-Male Transsexuals

  • D. R. Laub
  • W. Eicher
  • D. R. LaubII
  • V. R. Hentz


What greater loss of body image is there than absence or loss of the penis? Greater losses exist, of course, but given the major deficit of loss of penis and the technical complexity involved in its restoration, one may state that the challenge for the reconstructive genitourinary surgeon in the 1980s is the formation of a penis with (a) sensitivity, (b) ability to urinate in a standing position, (c) passable to good appearance, and (d) ability for intromission in sexual intercourse. Gilbert has enunciated these criteria on several occasions, at meetings and on instructional courses.


Gender Dysphoria Radial Forearm Flap Labium Minora Glans Penis Radial Forearm Free Flap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Laub
    • 1
  • W. Eicher
    • 2
  • D. R. LaubII
    • 1
  • V. R. Hentz
    • 1
  1. 1.Gender Dysphonia Program, Inc.Palo AltoUSA
  2. 2.FrauenklinikDiakonissenkrankenhaus MannheimMannheim 1Germany

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