Ep 4: A Trans Woman's Experience With Vaginoplasty (Part 1 & 2)
Updated: Nov 13, 2020
This episode features an interview between Jul and a trans woman named Hannah. In this episode we talk about what it is like to have bottom surgery (specifically: Vaginoplasty). The interview is broken up into two segments (Part 1 and Part 2). In Part 1 we talk about: how Hannah went about getting the surgery, what preparations she did and how she dealt with post--op. We also talk about the importance of how we talk to trans people about their bodies, what it is like to pee after transitioning, and a few fun stories here and there. In Part 2 we dive into pelvic dilations, orgasms, how trans people are treated in society, and what family means to Hannah.
Platforms to listen on:
https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNmU3NjZkMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw/episode/ZGU3MDVlY2EtYTVmNC00NWRjLTljMzctMmQwMmE2NzE4NDJl?sa=X&ved=0CAcQuIEEahcKEwiws4Odwf7sAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ (Part 1)
https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNmU3NjZkMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw/episode/MjI1ZjBkNDYtMzY1Mi00NjA2LTg0ZDctNmYxNmRhMWYwM2Zm?sa=X&ved=0CAcQuIEEahcKEwiws4Odwf7sAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ (Part 2)
Hannah's Go-To Post-Op Checklist:
Vocabulary used in this episode:
Trans= Somebody who was not born with the sex that correlates with the gender they identify as. Sex being their genitals. Gender being one of the following= male/female/non-binary/non-conforming.
ex: Katie was born with a penis, but identifies as a woman
Cis= Somebody who was born with the sex that aligns with their gender identity.
Franky was born with a vagina, and identifies as a woman
Vaginoplasty= A plastic surgery of the vagina that is for women born without vaginas.
In this episode we are talking about going from a penis to a vulva and vagina
Body Dysmorphic Disorder= A preoccupation with one or more physical features, which are perceived as being flawed. Historically BDD was used by doctors to disregard trans people.
Bottom Surgery= A type of gender confirmation surgery in which a person's genitalia are altered to match their gender identity.
Top Surgery= The surgical procedure to increase or decrease breast sizes in order to match their gender identity.
Urethra= The anatomical part of the genitalia in which urine comes out of.
Male to Female= A person who was assigned male at birth but whose gender identity and gender expression is female.
This can be seen as offensive to use because it is implying the person had to have been previously a male.
Passing= In the context of gender, passing or blending is when someone, typically a transgender person, is perceived as cisgender instead of the sex they were assigned at birth.
This can be seen as offensive to use because it deems there are only two genders to identify as, when in reality gender is a spectrum.
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