Testes removal

Testes removal

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To help you understand the testes removal journey, we’ve broken it down into eight steps. They cover how to access, prepare for and recover from surgery. 

Removal of testes

Considering surgery

What are your options? When is the right time? How much will it cost? Start here if you’re deciding whether to have surgery.

Understanding the procedure

This section covers the procedures, options and risks associated with testes removal surgery.

Referral for surgery

In this section, you’ll learn about the process of accessing surgery. The first step is to meet with your primary care provider.

Meeting with the surgeon

In this section, you’ll learn about how to prepare for and what to expect from your first meeting with the surgeon.

Preparing for surgery

This section provides ideas on how to prepare your mind and body for surgery. It also lists a number of logistical considerations.

Day of surgery

From being admitted to being discharged, this section outlines what to expect on the day of your surgery.

Recovering from surgery

Recovering from surgery is tough, but knowing what to expect helps. This section covers healing, complications, and returning to activity.

Life after surgery

This section touches on what you need to know about getting support, ongoing health care and safer sex.

Community Voices

Read some unique perspectives, stories, and insights from trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit community members.
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After surgery, I wasn’t able to tuck in the way I usually would for a while. It took a few months before I could tightly tuck again, so that affected a few of my life plans as I was recovering from orchiectomy.

—W, on tucking after testes removal