Surgeries for men, and for other AFAB trans people
"AFAB" is a shorthand for "assigned female at birth."
Listed are some of the surgeries that are medically necessary, or desired, for trans men and other trans people assigned female at birth. A few people undergo
them all, often at great cost (and often with great satisfaction afterwards), and some
choose to undergo none or only some. They include:
- Bilateral mastectomy ("top surgery" — reshaping of the chest and breasts
towards masculine contours and flatness)
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Oophorectomy or salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries, first; removal
of both ovaries and Fallopian tubes, second)
- Creation of a penis, usually accomplished (if accomplished at all) by one
of two techniques:
- Metoidioplasty — a procedure done on a clitoris that has been
enlarged with the use of testosterone; it then resembles a cis man's penis in appearance,
though smaller than usual. The labia are joined together, with two prosthetic balls
inserted within, to form a scrotum.