what transgender women think

THE ESSENTIAL

  • The majority of transgender women believe that having a functioning vagina would improve their sex life (90%), their overall quality of life (90%) and help them feel more like a woman (92%).

According to a new study, transgender women who have a uterus transplant would gain in quality of life.

The research, conducted among 182 transgender women using a 27-point questionnaire, is clear: 90% of respondents believe that uterine transplantation could reduce their discomfort with their biological sex.

Childhood desire

Going into more detail: Most transgender women did not have children before their transition (92%) and expressed a desire to have them in the future (94%). In addition, many agreed with the idea that the ability to procreate (94%) and to have a period (88%) would improve the perception of their femininity. Likewise, the majority of respondents believe that having a functioning vagina transplant would improve their sex life (90%), their overall quality of life (90%) and help them feel more like a woman (92%). Finally, more than three quarters of respondents (77%) said they would be more inclined to save their sperm if uterine transplantation became a realistic option.

“Evaluate the feasibility of this procedure”

“This report on the desire of transgender women to do uterine transplantation encourages further research on animal and cadaveric models needed to assess the feasibility of this procedure,” the authors conclude. In the United States, the accession of two transgender women (Sarah McBride and Rachel Levine) to important and high-profile positions has led more and more researchers to take an interest in their health.


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