A gruesome and compelling video has revealed the great skill and precision involved in carrying out a male to female sex change. If you’ve ever wanted to know what happens during a sex change operation you should watch this video. The clip from the European Society of Urology details how surgeons cut away the penis and testicles and then assemble a vagina. This video shows how a penis and testicles are used to create a vagina, complete with a clitoris capable of orgasm.
Anyone wanting to go through with the procedure needs to have received two psychological approvals, undergone hormone therapy and ‘lived as a female’ for 18 months. Plus their first name needs to have been legally changed to a female’s. Once all that is done they can have the sex change operation. The video shows how the patient is first placed lying on the operating table flat on their back with their feet turned outwards. A catheter is placed in their urethra to drain urine and collect the fluid.
Surgeons then make a cut in the scrotum, the flap of skin is pulled back, and both testicles are removed. Next, the dorsal nerve bundle, which gives the penis feeling, the glans or head and the urethra which carries urine are separated from the main shaft of the penis.
Now, with the patient’s legs raised, the shaft or corpora cavernosa is cut away, leaving only the urethra left. The excess skin of the penis and foreskin is used to make a long flaccid tube of skin, which is inverted to become vaginal canal, known as a ‘neo-meatus’. The rest of the urethra is stitched into it to make the canal slightly wider in circumference, so the woman will be able to have sex.