#1.Post-op + 5 About five years after GRS. new issues arise
By By Anne Vitale Ph.D. -- Mar 17, 2022
Notes on Gender Role Transition
Anne Vitale PhD, Editor
T NOTE #16
Post-Op + 5
By Anne Vitale Ph.D.
April 3, 2012
Actually the title should read "Post-Op + 5 and Counting". Over the almost 30 years of following the post-op lives of my male-to-female clients, I have noticed a pattern. It goes something like this. Somewhere about the fifth year after genital reassignment surgery, I get a call or an email message asking for a "check in appointment." I am usually assured --even before I get off the phone -- that they are still happy with having transitioned but there is something happening to them, gender wise, that they can't quite understand and would like to talk to me about it.
Although I am generalizing somewhat here, this is what comes up most often: "After all this time everyon...