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Transition surgery study raises questions about long-term results on quality of life after ‘top surgery’

November 15, 2022

Via: Fox News

A recently conducted study that evaluated young patients after they underwent double mastectomies as they transitioned into becoming male indicates that their quality of life drastically improved.

The study from Northwestern Medicine, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association — in JAMA Pediatrics — in September, compared two groups of patients ages 13 to 24. One group had the procedure, while one group did not.

Their findings showed that after three months, the group that had what is commonly referred to as “top surgery” experienced less chest dysphoria, compared to the group that did not have the surgery.

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