Category Archives: Transgender woman

How long do I have to be on female hormones to have a MTF vaginoplasty?

Dr. Reed,  I have been a transgender woman for 7 years and my therapist says I may need to be on female hormones for a year before I can have sex change vaginoplasty.  Thus far I have not taken hormones because I pass very well, and to be perfectly honest they’re costly.   Lolita

Dear Lolita,

We do not specify a patient be on female hormones or testosterone blockers such as spironolactone before considering her to be qualified for transgender vaginoplasty.  Some TG women like yourself are very effeminate in there appearance.  More important is that you realize the surgery is irreversible, that you are emotionally stable, that your therapist considers feminizing vaginoplasty “medically necessary”, and that you have been living 24/7 as a woman for at last a year. Sounds like you’re passing with flying colors.

Please look our web-site, for before and after photos of male to female sex change surgery.  Hope you like what you see.

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery | Miami

After picture of transgender vaginoplasty (patient of Dr. Reed)


FAQ Orchiectomy | Dr. Harold Reed | Miami

Dr. Reed,  Researching having an MTF orchiectomy I am a transgender woman, 50 years of age, and would like to reduce my estrogen intake and well as discontinuing spironolactone (Aldactone).  Any recommendations? Geena Dear Geena, As a rule after an orchiectomy you can reduce your estrogen intake by a third, and of course stop the spironolactone.  This…Continue Reading

Getting ready for an orchiectomy

Dr. Reed,  When may I schedule in for an orchiectomy.  Been living as a transgender woman for 4 years.  My therapist says she is willing to write a letter. Are there any special requirements?  Marlene Dear Marlene, For your transgender orchietomy 2 letters of therapy clearance are required, both written by therapists with doctoral degrees…Continue Reading

Will you do my orchi now and will this affect my vaginoplasty depth later on? | The Reed Centre | Miami

Dr. Reed,  I am 35 years old, been living as a transgender woman for a good 12 years and am ready to have the transgender orchiectomy.  Have seen 2 transgender therapists and they could write the letters you are seeking.  Please tell me again what the letters should say? Lisa Dear Lisa, We do several…Continue Reading

FAQ | Will I be orgasmic after sex reassignment male to female transgender surgery | The Reed Centre

Dr. Reed, Am a trans-gendered woman I pass very easily.  Have not taken hormones for that reason.  I am very orgasmic now.  What do you anticipate after male to female vaginoplasty?  Need reassurance about vaginoplasty orgasm. .  Candice Dear Candice, Thank you for your interest in male to female transgender surgery at the Reed Centre.…Continue Reading

Do you accept insurance for male to female sex change vaginoplasty

Dear Dr. Reed,  Do you accept insurance for male to female sex change vaginoplasty?  LadyAnna Dear LadyAnna, While we are not contracted providers with any vaginoplasty insurance company, if our hospital accepts your insurance, we’ll reduce our fees by several thousand dollars, and do you in the hospital.  If your insurance company will reimburse you, you…Continue Reading

Looking for a therapist to write my letters

Dr. Reed, I have been a trans-gendered woman for 6 years and pass very well.  Have no ambiguities about my transition as I have felt this way since childhood.  Can you recommend a transgender savy therapist in Wisconsin?  Once I have my letters I’d like to schedule in with you for a MTF vaginoplasty at the…Continue Reading

Will Orchiectomy limit my ability to have MTF vaginoplasty depth

Dr. Reed,  I cannot afford a vaginoplasty now but would like an orchiectomy.  I am a 24 year old transgendered woman.  Been living 24/7 as a woman for 5 years.  Have 2 letters of therapy clearance, so I’m ready to go. Sarah Dear Sarah, We do about 3 orchiectomies a week along with several vaginoplasties…Continue Reading

Transgender Breast augmentation, where to correctly place incision

Dr. Reed, My friend who is a transgendered woman had a breast implant and there is a notable incision on her lower breast.  I am thinking the incision should be better concealed by placing it in the fold.  Nara Dear Nara, Of course you are correct. You’d be surprised how many women we see who…Continue Reading