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Regret after Gender-Affirmation Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prevalence

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You can learn more about a multifaceted review originally featured in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open online medical journal, of several databases based on 27 studies, featuring 7,928 transgender persons.

Based on this effort, reviewers found an extremely low prevalence of regret in transgender patients after experiencing Gender Affirming Surgery. With this meta-analysis, the prevalence of regret is 1%.

The reviewers believe this reflects and corroborates the increase in accuracy of patient selection criteria for GAS. Reviewers concluded efforts should be directed toward the individualization of the patient based on their goals and identification of risk factors for regrets. Surgeons should continue to rigorously follow the current Standard of Care Guidelines of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

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