Anonymous: (Other anon) I've heard both biopsychology and psychobiology used as synonyms for neuroscience, so I think you're right.

I’ve always thought of neuroscience as people with backgrounds in biology or medicine, whereas the main background of biopsychologists is psychology. But their end goal is basically the same, so yeah.

Anonymous: Would a biopsychologist be qualified to do research on the transgender brain?

Probably. It’s the first time I hear that term so I don’t know a lot about biopsychologists. In principle I don’t see why not.

I think most of the reasearch has been done by neuroscientists, but I don’t see why a biopsychologist wouldn’t be qualified to research transsexualism and gender identity. After all, they study how biology affects behavior, so it could be applied to studying how brain structure or its biochemistry lead to feeling gender/sex dysphoria.

Robotic Single-Site Surgery for Female-to-Male Transsexuals: Preliminary Experience

Abstract (free full text available):

Hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is a part of gender reassignment surgery for the treatment of female-to-male transsexualism. Over the last years many efforts were made in order to reduce invasiveness of laparoscopic and robotic surgery such as the introduction of single-site approach. We report our preliminary experience on single-site robotic hysterectomy for cross-sex reassignment surgery. Our data suggest that single-site robotic hysterectomy is feasible and safe in female-to-male transsexualism with some benefits in terms of postoperative pain and aesthetic results.

Suicidal ideation among patients with gender identity disorder.


In this study, we tried to clarify the prevalence of suicidal ideation and self-mutilation including suicide attempts among patients with gender identity disorder (GID) and the relationship of those behaviors to demographic characteristics. A total of 500 consecutive Japanese GID patients without any other psychiatric comorbidity were evaluated at the outpatient GID Clinic of Okayama University Hospital. The lifetime rate of suicidal ideation was 72.0% of the total sample. There were no significant differences in the prevalence of suicidal ideation among groups divided by sex, age, age at onset or education. The lifetime prevalence of self-mutilation including suicide attempts was 31.8% of the total sample. Low level of education was significantly related to self-mutilation among both male-to-female and female-to-male GID patients. Younger age at onset was a significant factor affecting self-mutilation only among MTF GID patients. A lack of strategies to cope with severe distress among persons with lower education might induce a high frequency of self-mutilation including suicidal attempt. GID patients with a low level education might be at high risk of self-mutilation and should be watched with special attention to self-mutilation.

Gonorrhoea of the sigmoid neovagina in a male-to-female transgender.


A 33-year-old male-to-female transgender consulted our outpatient clinic with perneovaginal bleeding during and following coitus. Four years before, she underwent a total laparoscopic sigmoid neovaginoplasty. Physical, histological and endoscopic examination revealed neither focus of active bleeding nor signs of active inflammation. A polymerase chain reaction test performed on a neovaginal swab showed gonococcal infection. Treatment consisted of 500 mg intramuscular ceftriaxone. Three weeks later, our patient reported resolution of symptoms, consistent with eradication of Gonococcus Neisseria demonstrated by a follow-up neovaginal swab polymerase chain reaction. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of gonococcal infection of the sigmoid neovagina.