Dear Dr. Reed,
I believe I am ready for an orchiectomy. I am 26 and in good health and have been a transgender woman for 6 years, have 2 letters of therapy clearance as you recommend. How soon may I schedule?
We have availabilities for orchiectomy almost very week. Ad you may know we do it under IV sedation and local, and you should be quite comfortable. We will apply a $1000 credit towards your MTF vaginoplasty when you consider that. We remove the testes and the cords, so there will not be a palpable “tootsie roll(s)” in your scrotum. Plan on being a little lighter and less bulgy. More important as a rule reducing your estrogens by a third, and of course if you are Spironolactone you can stop that. We do require you are off estrogens for 1 month before surgery. Yes, we will furnish you with notarized papers saying you have had sex change surgery which is acceptable in most states.
Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery