Sex reassignment surgery in Europe: A survey

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ABSTRACT— Since the first publications on a sex reassignment operation in Denmark in the early fifties, the European environment in which sex reassignment surgery (SRS) takes place has changed drastically. However the possibilities differ considerably between one country and another. To get a picture of the European situation a questionnaire was sent out to gender clinics and private practitioners treating transsexuals in 15 European countries. Questions were asked about evaluation of candidates for a treatment program, details of such programs, the legal and financial situation in the different countries and attitudes and place of psychotherapy in the SRS procedure. By and large there seems to be fairly good consensus within those European SRS treatment programs we had the opportunity to evaluate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalActa psychiatrica Scandinavica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987


  • overview
  • sex reassignment programs
  • transsexualism

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