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Reproductive wish in transsexual men

Katrien Wierckx UGent, Eva Van Caenegem UGent, Guido Pennings UGent, Els Elaut UGent, David Dedecker UGent, Fleur Van de Peer UGent, Steven Weyers UGent, Petra De Sutter UGent and Guy T'Sjoen UGent (2012) HUMAN REPRODUCTION. 27(2). p.483-487
abstract
Background: Hormonal therapy and sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in transsexual persons lead to an irreversible loss of their reproductive potential. The current and future technologies could create the possibility for female-to-male transsexual persons (transsexual men) to have genetically related children. However, little is known about this topic. The aim of this study is to provide information on the reproductive wishes of transsexual men after SRS. Methods: A self-constructed questionnaire was presented to 50 transsexual men in a single-center study. Results: The majority (64%) of transsexual men were currently involved in a relationship. Eleven participants (22.0%) reported having children. For eight participants, their female partner was inseminated with donor sperm, whereas three participants gave birth before hormonal therapy and SRS. At the time of interview, more than half of the participants desired to have children (54%). There were 18 participants (37.5%) who reported that they had considered freezing their germ cells, if this technique would have been available previously. Participants without children at the time of investigation expressed this desire more often than participants with children (x2 test: P ¼ 0.006). Conclusions: Our data reveal that the majority of transsexual men desire to have children. Therefore, more attention should be paid to this topic during the diagnostic phase of transition and to the consequences for genetic parenthood after starting sex reassignment therapy.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
reproductive wish, gamete preservation, gender identity disorder, transsexualism, CHILDREN, REASSIGNMENT, PARENTS
journal title
HUMAN REPRODUCTION
Hum. Reprod.
volume
27
issue
2
pages
483 - 487
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000299131800022
JCR category
OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
JCR impact factor
4.67 (2012)
JCR rank
3/77 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
0268-1161
DOI
10.1093/humrep/der406
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1967573
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1967573
date created
2011-12-15 09:00:44
date last changed
2012-09-17 16:27:48
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  abstract     = {Background: Hormonal therapy and sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in transsexual persons lead to an irreversible loss of their reproductive potential. The current and future technologies could create the possibility for female-to-male transsexual persons (transsexual men) to have genetically related children. However, little is known about this topic. The aim of this study is to provide information on the reproductive wishes of transsexual men after SRS.
Methods: A self-constructed questionnaire was presented to 50 transsexual men in a single-center study.
Results: The majority (64\%) of transsexual men were currently involved in a relationship. Eleven participants (22.0\%) reported having children. For eight participants, their female partner was inseminated with donor sperm, whereas three participants gave birth before hormonal therapy and SRS. At the time of interview, more than half of the participants desired to have children (54\%). There were 18 participants (37.5\%) who reported that they had considered freezing their germ cells, if this technique would have been available previously. Participants without children at the time of investigation expressed this desire more often than participants with children (x2 test: P {\textonequarter} 0.006).
Conclusions: Our data reveal that the majority of transsexual men desire to have children. Therefore, more attention should be paid to this topic during the diagnostic phase of transition and to the consequences for genetic parenthood after starting sex reassignment therapy.},
  author       = {Wierckx, Katrien and Van Caenegem, Eva and Pennings, Guido and Elaut, Els and Dedecker, David and Van de Peer, Fleur and Weyers, Steven and De Sutter, Petra and T'Sjoen, Guy},
  issn         = {0268-1161},
  journal      = {HUMAN REPRODUCTION},
  keyword      = {reproductive wish,gamete preservation,gender identity disorder,transsexualism,CHILDREN,REASSIGNMENT,PARENTS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {483--487},
  title        = {Reproductive wish in transsexual men},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/der406},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Wierckx, Katrien, Eva Van Caenegem, Guido Pennings, Els Elaut, David Dedecker, Fleur Van de Peer, Steven Weyers, Petra De Sutter, and Guy T’Sjoen. 2012. “Reproductive Wish in Transsexual Men.” Human Reproduction 27 (2): 483–487.
APA
Wierckx, K., Van Caenegem, E., Pennings, G., Elaut, E., Dedecker, D., Van de Peer, F., Weyers, S., et al. (2012). Reproductive wish in transsexual men. HUMAN REPRODUCTION, 27(2), 483–487.
Vancouver
1.
Wierckx K, Van Caenegem E, Pennings G, Elaut E, Dedecker D, Van de Peer F, et al. Reproductive wish in transsexual men. HUMAN REPRODUCTION. 2012;27(2):483–7.
MLA
Wierckx, Katrien, Eva Van Caenegem, Guido Pennings, et al. “Reproductive Wish in Transsexual Men.” HUMAN REPRODUCTION 27.2 (2012): 483–487. Print.