This includes a few days in the hospital, plus anesthesia. Unlike with peritoneal and intestinal vaginoplasties, the McIndoe technique does not require abdominal surgery to create the lining. Views Read Edit View history. After the repairs, women have been able to give birth but are at risk of prolapse. Many people who have a vaginoplasty end up having a second surgery to improve the cosmetic appearance of the labia. Dilation should not be discontinued, and is critical at this stage. This is what I want, but there is no guarantee it will make me happier.
How can words make a doctor's office a more inclusive, safe place for transgender people?
British Medical Journal. But you have to be your own advocate -- or at least have someone else be your advocate: The vagina is skin-lined and under normal conditions is colonized with a combination of skin flora as well as some vaginal species; a study of vaginal flora in a mix of transgender women with and without symptoms of odor and discharge found Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Corynebacterium, Mobiluncus, and Bacteroides species to be most common.
When you get the surgery done, you will learn who truly supports you.