No, the prostate is not removed in transgender surgery. This is because the prostate is a male reproductive organ that produces seminal fluid. Removing the prostate would make it impossible for a transgender woman to ejaculate.
Some transgender women may choose to have their prostate removed after gender-affirming surgery. This is often done to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, which is more common in men than in women. However, it is important to note that prostate cancer is still a relatively rare disease, and the risk of developing it is not significantly increased in transgender women.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to remove the prostate is a personal one that should be made by each transgender woman individually. There is no right or wrong answer, and what is best for one person may not be best for another.
Here are some resources that you may find helpful:
⦁ The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
⦁ Trans Lifeline: https://www.translifeline.org/
⦁ World Professional Association for Transgender Health: https://www.wpath.org/
You can also find more information and resources on the websites of local transgender organizations.
In male-to-female (MTF) transgender surgery, also known as vaginoplasty or gender confirmation surgery, the prostate gland is typically not removed. Vaginoplasty involves creating a neovagina, which is constructed using existing genital tissue and, in some cases, additional tissue grafts.
During the surgical procedure, the penis and testes are usually removed, and the scrotal skin is repurposed to form the labia. The urethra is shortened and repositioned to allow for urination through the neovagina. The prostate gland, located near the bladder and surrounding the urethra, is generally left in place as it is not directly involved in the construction of the neovagina.