The British Journal of Psychiatry
A controlled study of psychological and social change after surgical gender reassignment in selected male transsexuals.
C Mate-Kole, M Freschi, A Robin


Of two groups of 20 patients accepted for gender reassignment surgery, one was offered early operation and therefore had had surgery by follow-up two years later, while the second was still awaiting operation at two-year follow-up. Although the groups were similar initially, significant differences between them emerged at follow-up in terms of neuroticism and social and sexual activity, with benefits being enjoyed by the operated group.