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2011-10-27 10:29:05

A new study suggests some women needing a lumpectomy or mastectomy to treat their breast cancer have another potential option that is safe and effective, say researchers at Georgetown. They say the procedure known as a nipple sparing mastectomy is also a viable surgical option for women who choose to have their breasts removed because of their increased risk of developing the disease. For both groups of women, the surgery offers a chance for a more natural looking and normal feeling...

2010-11-10 07:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 70's they burned their bras to demonstrate for equal rights. Now they're lifting and tightening their most intimate areas for better orgasms. Increasingly, women of the American Baby Boomer Generation are willing to challenge societal conventions to improve their lifestyle. "We see more and more Boomers who want to schedule vaginal rejuvenation," says Dallas Ob-Gyn Wesley Anne Brady, M.D. "They are more informed, more prepared and more focused...

2010-04-12 14:19:56

Most women scheduled for gynecologic surgery to address noncancerous symptoms said in a recently published survey that they were not worried about the effects of the procedure on their sex lives. However, a surprising 37 percent of women planning to be sterilized did express concern in this study that they might have less sexual desire after the operation "“ even though that surgery does not affect hormone levels. Among those in the study who were having reproductive organs surgically...

2010-01-20 13:16:03

The final step in the multidisciplinary approach of gender reassignment therapy in female-to-male transsexuals consists of the construction of a neophallus to allow the patient to void while standing and to have sexual experience after he is accustomed to his new voiding abilities. The main limiting factor is that there is no good substitute for the unique erectile tissue of the penis. The largest retrospective study by Hoebeke et al. evaluates the outcome in 129 female-to-male transsexuals...

2009-08-11 17:14:53

A federal court in Boston has issued a ruling temporarily halting electrolysis treatments for a convicted murderer seeking sex reassignment surgery. District Court Judge Mark Wolf, chief judge of the court, ruled Tuesday that the Massachusetts Department of Corrections has gone out of its way to accommodate the prisoner's gender identity disorder. Michelle Kosilek was born Robert Kosilek and has lived and dressed as a woman for the past 16 years while serving a sentence for killing his wife...

2008-08-02 15:00:23

Proposed legislation in Sweden that would require gender reassignment patients to be castrated is insulting, a transgender rights group says. The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights said while the hormone treatments used in reassignment procedures can cause sterilization, mandating castration for all patients is discriminatory, The Local reported Saturday. The proposal suggests that anyone undergoing gender reassignment surgery be required to have their...

2006-06-07 11:24:40

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - An inmate serving a life sentence for killing his wife is suing the Massachusetts prison system, asking it to pay for a sex-change operation. Lawyers for Robert Kosilek, who uses the name Michelle and has lived off-and-on as a woman for years, warned in federal court papers filed on Tuesday that Kosilek faces "risk of suicide ... due to the unbearable prospect of living the rest of her life in a male body." Kosilek, who takes estrogen pills and has...


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