Phalloplasty

The topic engenders polarized debate within the transgender community - Noah Adams

Phalloplasty

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With the trans community growing more visible, so has the cis fascination with gender confirmation surgeries available to people of all genders. But this fascination tends to be paired with enduring myths among cis and trans people alike. For transmasculine people, one of the biggest myths is that constructing a neophallus—otherwise known as a penis—is too big a technical challenge to pull off and won't be "the real thing" anyway.

That myth isn't keeping pace with surgical reality, as it's come a long way since the first known phalloplasty for the purpose of gender confirmation surgery in 1946.

While the penis is a potent and loaded symbol of masculinity, not all transmasculine…

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