Here are some of the things you can expect during a consultation for FtM hysterectomy:

  • Your surgeon will ask you about your medical history, including any previous surgeries or medical conditions.
  • They will discuss your reasons for wanting a hysterectomy, and make sure that you understand the risks and benefits of the surgery.
  • They will talk to you about the different types of hysterectomies that are available, and help you decide which one is right for you.
  • They will explain the recovery process, and what to expect after surgery.
  • They will answer any questions you have about the surgery.

Here are some additional questions you may want to ask your surgeon during the consultation:

  • What are the risks and benefits of hysterectomy?
  • What are the different types of hysterectomies?
  • Which type of hysterectomy is right for me?
  • What is the recovery process like?
  • How long will I need to stay in the hospital?
  • When can I go back to work?
  • When can I resume sexual activity?
  • What are the long-term effects of hysterectomy?

It is important to come to the consultation prepared to discuss your reasons for wanting a hysterectomy, and to ask any questions you have. The more information you have, the more confident you will feel about making the decision to have surgery.

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

  • FTM Hysterectomy Guide:
  • Transgender Hysterectomy – Denver Health Medical Center:
  • FTM Hysterectomy Frequently Asked Questions:

During the consultation for FtM (Female to Male) hysterectomy, you will have an opportunity to meet with the surgeon and discuss various aspects of the procedure. Here’s what you can generally expect during the consultation:

  1. Medical History Review: The surgeon will review your medical history, including any relevant information about your gender transition process, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), previous surgeries, or any medical conditions that may impact the surgery or recovery.
  2. Discussion of Goals and Expectations: You will have the opportunity to express your goals, expectations, and concerns regarding the FtM hysterectomy. The surgeon will listen to your desires and discuss the potential outcomes and limitations of the procedure.
  3. Physical Examination: The surgeon will conduct a physical examination, which may involve palpating the abdomen, assessing the reproductive organs, and examining the pelvic area. This examination helps the surgeon evaluate your anatomy and determine the most suitable surgical approach.
  4. Surgical Options and Techniques: The surgeon will explain the various surgical options and techniques available for FtM hysterectomy. They will discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and potential risks associated with each approach. This may include discussing open surgery, laparoscopic techniques, or vaginal approaches, depending on your specific circumstances.
  5. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): If you are currently undergoing hormone replacement therapy, the surgeon will discuss the compatibility of HRT with the hysterectomy procedure. They may coordinate with your endocrinologist to ensure proper management of hormone therapy during and after surgery.
  6. Risks and Complications: The surgeon will discuss the potential risks and complications associated with FtM hysterectomy. This includes general surgical risks such as bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia, as well as specific risks related to the procedure itself.
  7. Pre-operative Preparations: You will receive instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, including any pre-operative tests or evaluations that may be required. The surgeon may provide guidelines on dietary restrictions, medication adjustments, or lifestyle modifications before the procedure.
  8. Post-operative Care and Recovery: The surgeon will explain the expected recovery process, including the typical length of hospital stay, pain management options, activity restrictions, and the timeline for returning to normal activities. They will also provide information about follow-up appointments and post-operative care instructions.
  9. Questions and Discussion: The consultation is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. Feel free to seek clarification, voice concerns, or discuss specific issues that are important to you. The surgeon should provide clear and detailed answers to help you make an informed decision.

Remember that the consultation is a two-way conversation, and it’s important to be open and honest about your expectations and concerns. The surgeon will provide personalized guidance based on their expertise and your unique circumstances, ultimately helping you determine if FtM hysterectomy is the right choice for you.