Surgeons Experience with Regret of Gender-Confirmation Surgery

Summary: A surgeon instructs residents at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. The UW School of Medicine's physician-faculty educate future generations of doctors and and provide clinical care for patients. Photo by Clare McLean for U

“Regret after gender-affirming surgery is considered a rare outcome. Among the 46 surgeons surveyed, a cumulative number of approximately 22,725 transgender patients were treated. 49% of respondents had never encountered a patient who regretted their gender transition or were seeking detransition care. Only a total of 62 patients [0.27%] regretted their gender transition.”

Excerpt adapted from Danker, Sara, et al. “A survey study of surgeons’ experience with regret and/or reversal of gender-confirmation surgeries.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–Global Open 6.9S (2018): 189. (Emphasis added.)

You can read the open-access article by clicking here.

[Image summary: A surgeon instructs residents at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. The UW School of Medicine’s physician-faculty educate future generations of doctors and and provide clinical care for patients. Photo by Clare McLean for U.]

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