No, FTM oophorectomy surgery does not affect the ability to undergo future transmasculine procedures. In fact, many transmasculine people choose to have their ovaries removed before undergoing other procedures, such as phalloplasty or metoidioplasty. This is because the hormones produced by the ovaries can interfere with the masculinizing effects of testosterone therapy.

The image you sent me shows a sign that says “Can I have?” This is a common question that transmasculine people ask when they are considering oophorectomy surgery. They are often worried that having their ovaries removed will prevent them from being able to have future transmasculine procedures. However, this is not the case. Oophorectomy does not affect the ability to undergo future transmasculine procedures.

If you are considering FTM oophorectomy surgery, it is important to talk to your doctor about your individual situation. They can help you understand the risks and benefits of surgery and make the best decision for you.

Here are some additional information about oophorectomy surgery for transmasculine people:

  • Oophorectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the ovaries.
  • The ovaries are responsible for producing eggs and hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone.
  • Oophorectomy can be performed as a standalone procedure or as part of a larger surgical procedure, such as hysterectomy or phalloplasty.
  • The decision of whether or not to have oophorectomy is a personal one. You should weigh the risks and benefits of surgery carefully and discuss your options with your doctor.

FTM (Female-to-Male) oophorectomy surgery, which involves the removal of the ovaries, can impact the ability to undergo certain future transmasculine procedures. The specific impact will depend on the procedures you have in mind and the individual factors involved.

Oophorectomy surgery itself does not typically affect procedures such as chest masculinization (top surgery), facial masculinization surgery, or voice masculinization procedures, as these procedures primarily focus on different areas of the body. However, hormone therapy and other surgeries performed as part of the gender transition process can impact the outcomes and eligibility for future procedures.

Hormone therapy, often initiated prior to or alongside oophorectomy surgery, can bring about changes such as facial hair growth, body fat redistribution, and vocal changes, which may reduce the need or alter the approach for certain transmasculine procedures.

It’s important to have open and thorough discussions with your healthcare provider or a qualified gender-affirming surgeon about your specific goals and aspirations for transmasculine procedures. They will evaluate your individual circumstances and guide you regarding the impact of prior surgeries, such as oophorectomy, on the feasibility and recommended approaches for future procedures.

Considering your overall transition goals and medical history, your healthcare provider can provide personalized advice on the potential impact of FTM oophorectomy surgery on your ability to undergo specific transmasculine procedures. Collaboration with experienced healthcare professionals will ensure you receive the most accurate and comprehensive guidance for your unique situation.