Happy Friday! After all, only half of us have them. They exist. The women suffer from a rare congenital condition known as Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser MRKH Syndrome that results in incomplete development of the reproductive tract. Most women with MRKH lack a uterus, and their vaginal canals may be missing or underdeveloped. To help these girls, the research team took a bit of tissue from the vulva, grew the cells in a dish, and seeded them onto a biodegradable scaffold that they hand sewed into a vagina-like tube.
Vaginoplasty: Gender Confirmation Surgery Risks and Recovery
For transgender and nonbinary people interested in gender confirmation surgery, a vaginoplasty is the process during which surgeons construct a vaginal cavity between the rectum and the urethra. The goal of the vaginoplasty is to create a vagina out of penile tissue — one with the depth and appearance of a biologically developed vagina. The most common vaginoplasty technique is a penile inversion procedure. In this technique, penile skin is used to construct the vaginal lining.
Vaginoplasty: Gender Confirmation Surgery
Health and wellness touch each of us differently. In a way, having a vagina means nothing to me. I suppose I could say that.
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Artificial vaginas are designed to imitate the female sex organ.