I am a transgendered woman but am seeking just orchiectomy and scrotal removal at this time

Dear Dr. Reed,  I am 60 year old transgendered woman and have been passable as a woman for 5 years.  I’d like to stop the Spironolactone and reduce the estrogens because of my age. So what I am seeking is just an orchiectomy and scrotal removal. Would you consider that?  Reneeka

Dear Reneeka,

We do numerous transgender orchiectomies every year and have done several with scrotal removal.  If you later decide you wish to have a feminizing vaginoplasty, there are techniques to give you vaginal depth.  If you look at the photo below you will still see some perineal skin even though the scrotum is removed.  Typically we do these procedures under local with IV conscious sedation.  We ask that you stay at a nearby hotel for about 3 days with a generous amount of bed rest.

You will need 2 letters of therapy clearance as this is an “irreversible” procedure.


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

Orchiectomy Example 2: Another patient status post orchiectomy and scrotal removal, unsure if she was ever capable of going all the way. P.S. she now wishes to have complete MTF and loss of scrotum poses no problem whatsoever. Hoping to post followup photos in a few months.

Transgender orchiectomy and scrotal removal

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