Lambda Corvus Posted February 7, 2014 Share Posted February 7, 2014 Within the past while, I have been curious about the process of transitioning from being male sexed to roughly neutral. I am still wondering if what I am curious about for myself is at all possible. My curiosity was piqued when I came across this article on Neutrois Nonsense, and recent happenings involving dysphoria caused me to speculate further.In particular, this was of interest to me: Genital Surgery There are some “neutralizing” genital surgery options for MT* people. An orchiectomy removes the testicles and scrotum sack (see Open Minded Health again for a more info on this surgery). The primary benefit of an orchiectomy would be to remove endogenous testosterone production, so you do not require an anti-androgen anymore and there will be no further masculinization of your body. The side effect, as we saw before, is that you will need to be on HRT for the rest of your life, and this will most likely be estrogen (which can be low-dose). There is also the aesthetic benefit of less bulk, which some people seek as well. A penectomy removes the penis as well as the scrotal sack. It is sometimes considered a full castration (search for “eunuch” and you’ll find much more on this). This would essentially leave your genital area neutral. But one potential complication is long-term urinary problems. From the self-reports I’ve gathered, this is quite difficult to obtain, primarily because surgeons will insist on building a vagina, and are incredulous or uncomfortable of leaving this area neutral and devoid of genitalia (even if it’s what you want). There are one or two cases I’ve read about who have gotten a neutral or “nullification” option, but I don’t know the details. This is where my knowledge officially stops in terms of bottom surgeries. However, I am going to make a big assumption that there are other viable options which a skilled surgeon could be willing to explore. The catch is in finding that open minded skilled surgeon. To me, it seems like MtN people really have a different set of challenges to deal with, in comparison with FtN people. By sheer nature of how the different sex hormones work, a MtN person would need to run the risk of growing breasts or keep their testicles, which is something that would not seem too appealing to me.Then there is the reluctance of surgeons to leave their patients with no genitals. From my research, just poking around the internet, it seems this assessment is valid. I wonder why this is so. My speculation is that it has to do with sex (the act) and its importance in the broader culture. What would the perspective of the larger outside society, uninformed of gender issues, look like? I fear it would be something like this:"It would be OMGTheWorstThingEver to leave a man without the means to engage in sexual activity or stimulation of any kind. Men are supposed to be virile and sex-obsessed. This man is being made into a woman, so we want him to still experience sex, which is the best thing ever."Why, do you speculate, are surgeons often hesitant to give the patent what they want, and instead prefer to construct unwanted and unneeded sex organs?My ideal gender-sex solution decision tree (musing, at this time) is: 1. No trace of external genitalia, 2. Testes either disconnected (think vasectomy) and permanently relocated into remnants of the inguinal canals, or removed; A. Disconnected and relocated: i. Testosterone still produced; continue to deal with facial hair and obnoxiously harsh voice. B. Removed: i. Become dependent on oestrogen for remainder of life, ii. If breasts develop, wait until finished developing, then mastectomy.Except neither of these are ideal, and may not even be possible. It does seem to be a heavy compromise for MtN people who want a body totally free of sex characteristics. Thoughts? Experiences? EDIT: Changed wording. I am sorry to anyone who I have offended. I did not wish to imply FtN people have it any easier than MtNs. So incredibly sorry. Link to post Share on other sites
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