Yes, you can have scrotoplasty if you have a history of intersex conditions. However, it is important to talk to your surgeon about your individual circumstances. They will be able to assess your risk of complications and help you decide if the surgery is right for you.

Intersex conditions are a group of conditions in which a person’s sex characteristics do not fit neatly into the categories of male or female. These conditions can affect the genitals, reproductive organs, and chromosomes.

Scrotoplasty is a surgery that is performed to create or reconstruct the scrotum. It can be a part of gender-affirming surgery for transgender men, or it can be performed for other medical reasons.

The risks of scrotoplasty in people with intersex conditions include:

  • Increased risk of complications: People with intersex conditions may be more likely to experience complications from surgery, such as infection or bleeding.
  • Nerve damage: Nerve damage can occur during surgery, which can lead to numbness or tingling in the scrotum. In rare cases, nerve damage can be permanent.
  • Scarring: Scarring can occur at the incision site, which can affect the appearance of the scrotum. In rare cases, scarring can be severe and can affect sexual function.

If you are considering scrotoplasty and you have a history of intersex conditions, it is important to talk to your surgeon about the risks and benefits of the surgery. They will be able to help you decide if the surgery is right for you and help you understand what to expect from the results.

Here are some resources that may be helpful:

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health:
  • The Trevor Project:
  • Intersex Society of North America:

Yes, individuals with a history of intersex conditions can still be candidates for scrotoplasty. Scrotoplasty is a gender-affirming surgical procedure that aims to create or reconstruct a scrotum, which is typically desired by individuals assigned female at birth (AFAB) who are seeking a more masculine appearance.

The decision to proceed with scrotoplasty will depend on several factors, including the specific intersex condition, individual health considerations, and the goals and desires of the person seeking the procedure. It is important to have open and honest discussions with your surgical team, including a surgeon who specializes in transgender healthcare, about your intersex history and how it may impact the scrotoplasty procedure.

The surgeon will evaluate your medical history, including the intersex condition, and assess how it may influence the surgical plan and outcomes. They may request additional information, such as medical records or input from other healthcare providers involved in managing your intersex condition, to better understand your specific case.

Each individual’s situation is unique, and the surgical approach may need to be tailored to accommodate any specific anatomical considerations resulting from the intersex condition. It is crucial to work closely with your surgical team to develop a personalized plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

Having a history of intersex conditions does not automatically exclude someone from undergoing scrotoplasty, but it may require additional considerations and adjustments to the surgical approach. It is important to consult with a qualified surgeon experienced in both transgender healthcare and intersex conditions to receive personalized recommendations and guidance based on your individual circumstances.