FTM oophorectomy surgery is a surgical procedure to remove the ovaries in transgender men. Ovaries are the female reproductive organs that produce eggs and hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone.

There are a few reasons why a transgender man might choose to have an oophorectomy. One reason is to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, which is more common in women than in men. Another reason is to stop the production of estrogen, which can cause unwanted side effects, such as breast growth and weight gain.

Oophorectomy can be performed as a standalone procedure or as part of a larger gender-affirming surgery, such as a hysterectomy. The surgery is typically performed laparoscopically, which means that small incisions are made in the abdomen and a camera is inserted to guide the surgeon. The ovaries are then removed through the incisions.

The recovery time for an oophorectomy is typically about 2-4 weeks. During this time, you may experience some pain, bleeding, and fatigue. You may also need to take antibiotics to prevent infection.

The risks of oophorectomy are relatively low. However, there is a small risk of bleeding, infection, and complications related to anesthesia.

If you are considering an oophorectomy, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of the procedure. They can help you decide if oophorectomy is right for you.

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

  • The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE): https://transequality.org/
  • The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
  • GLAAD: https://www.glaad.org/
  • PFLAG: https://pflag.org/
  • Trans Lifeline: https://www.translifeline.org/

An FTM oophorectomy surgery, also known as an ovariectomy or removal of the ovaries, is a surgical procedure in which the ovaries are removed as part of female-to-male (FTM) transition. This procedure is often performed to help align an individual’s physical characteristics with their gender identity and to manage hormone levels.

During the surgery, the surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen or performs a laparoscopic procedure to access the ovaries. The ovaries are then carefully removed. The specific technique used may depend on factors such as the individual’s anatomy, medical history, and surgeon’s preference.

The decision to undergo oophorectomy is individual and can depend on various factors, including the individual’s hormone therapy plans, overall health, and personal preferences. Some FTM individuals choose to have oophorectomy to stop the production of estrogen and other ovarian hormones, as it allows for better control of hormone levels through testosterone therapy.

Oophorectomy is usually performed after starting testosterone therapy because testosterone helps induce the desired masculinizing effects and reduces the reliance on ovarian hormone production. Removing the ovaries can help prevent the continued production of estrogen and potentially reduce the risk of certain health conditions associated with estrogen exposure.

It’s important to consult with a knowledgeable healthcare provider who specializes in transgender healthcare to discuss the specific details of the procedure, potential risks and benefits, and its implications for hormone therapy. They can provide personalized guidance based on your individual circumstances and help you make an informed decision about oophorectomy as part of your transition journey.