Yes, scrotoplasty can affect your ability to undergo future gynecological exams. 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.

Gynecological exams are typically performed to check for signs of cancer, infection, or other health problems. They involve the insertion of a speculum into the vagina to examine the cervix and uterus.

If you have had scrotoplasty, the surgeon may have created a scrotum using tissue from the labia majora. This means that there is no longer a vaginal opening, and a speculum cannot be inserted.

If you need to have a gynecological exam after scrotoplasty, you will need to talk to your doctor about other options. They may be able to perform the exam using an ultrasound or other imaging techniques.

Here are some resources that may be helpful:

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health:
  • The Trevor Project:
  • Trans Lifeline:

Scrotoplasty, as a procedure focused on creating or reconstructing a scrotum, is not directly related to gynecological exams. Gynecological exams typically involve the assessment of the reproductive organs and structures associated with individuals assigned female at birth (AFAB).

Having scrotoplasty should not directly affect your ability to undergo future gynecological exams. The scrotum, which is the external sac created or reconstructed during scrotoplasty, does not interfere with or impact the internal structures that are assessed during gynecological exams.

However, it is important to keep in mind that every individual’s anatomy and specific circumstances may vary. If you have had additional gender-affirming surgeries or procedures that may impact the pelvic area, it is essential to inform your gynecologist or healthcare provider during gynecological exams. They can adjust their approach and consider any relevant factors to ensure a thorough and appropriate examination.

Maintaining open and honest communication with your healthcare providers is crucial. If you have any concerns or questions about how scrotoplasty or other gender-affirming procedures may affect your gynecological exams, it’s advisable to discuss these concerns with your surgeon and primary care physician or gynecologist. They can provide personalized guidance based on your specific situation and help ensure that you receive appropriate and comprehensive healthcare.