Hormones/Conversion: 30 years old 7 years hormones 4 years post op
Specific_Questions: Hi Dr. Reed. Perhaps this will be the strangest request you get. As you can see by my information I’m a MTF who transitioned young, had SRS, etc. I have a master’s degree now and a good job – where I struggled to hold down anything as a male because I didn’t conform as one. That said, even 4 years after my SRS there is a deep and burning regret. I don’t want to live as a male, and I’m happy with hormones, implants, surgery on my face, and so on but I so badly wish I never had SRS. In short, I wish I was a woman with a penis instead of a post op. I know there probably isn’t much medical science can do (for awhile) but Dr. Reed – I feel terrible about this every single day. I’ve seen a therapist about it and while she did understand it there was nothing she could do. I have also emailed many other SRS surgeons and they either don’t respond or just say one line about how they won’t help me. Please Dr. Reed – even if you can’t help me don’t be so callous. I’m a real person who made a mistake and I admit it. Rhonda
November 20, 2010
Good morning Rhoda,
Simply said, you desire a phalloplasty. This is possible.
Other options including testicular implants, removal of the vagina are
all up to you.
I would certainly advise you seek clearance from 2 licensed therapists
with doctoral degrees to be sure this is not regret # 2.
Harold M. Reed, M.D.