Trauma, gender reassignment, and penile augmentation

J Sex Med. 2010 Apr;7(4 Pt 2):1657-67. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01781.x.


Introduction: Penile trauma is common with standard management options. Gender reassignment techniques are rapidly changing and penile augmentation remains a controversial topic. Consequently, there is need for a state-of-the-art information in this area.

Aim: This study aims to develop an evidence-based state-of-the-art consensus report on the management of penile trauma, gender, reassignment and penile augmentation.

Methods: The study provides state-of-the-art knowledge regarding the prevalence, etiology, medical and surgical management of penile trauma, gender reassignment and penile augmentation, representing the opinion of leading experts developed in a consensus process over a 2-year period.

Main outcome measures: Expert opinion was based on grading of evidence-based medical literature, widespread internal committee discussion, public presentation, and debate.

Conclusions: Penile fracture should be managed surgically. Information should be readily available to patients to help them decide the surgical technique desired for gender reassignment and to justify any form of penile augmentation.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Amputation, Traumatic / diagnosis
  • Amputation, Traumatic / surgery
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Expert Testimony
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medicine / methods
  • Medicine / standards
  • Patient Selection
  • Penile Implantation* / methods
  • Penile Implantation* / standards
  • Penis* / injuries
  • Penis* / surgery
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Prevalence
  • Replantation / methods
  • Rupture
  • Sexology / methods
  • Sexology / standards
  • Transsexualism / diagnosis
  • Transsexualism / epidemiology
  • Transsexualism / surgery*
  • Urology / methods
  • Urology / standards
  • Wounds, Penetrating / diagnosis
  • Wounds, Penetrating / therapy