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- n. The procedure to remove the penis.
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There are still plenty of surgeons in the US and Europe to whom "penectomy" is exactly that, with no attempt to preserve neurology.
The distress over having the wrong-shaped body for the brain and mind is similar to the distress caused by removal of breasts due to mastectomy, or penectomy due to cancer or accident.
If the cancer only involves the foreskin, then a simple circumcision can be enough, but unfortunately, a lot of these cancers affect the glans or shaft of the penis, at which point we are talking about doing either a partial or complete penectomy.
I establish, since it is clinically relevant, that you have not, in fact, had the penectomy and vaginoplasty yet, and are merely scarfing down hormones and getting all your facial hair yanked out.