- 耳鼻咽喉科臨床 (ISSN:00326313)
- vol.101, no.1, pp.39-43, 2008-01-01 (Released:2011-10-07)
We report a case of GID (gender identity disorder) of the female-to-male type, where her vocal pitch was lowered to her satisfaction by Thyroplasty type 3. The distress of GID patients derives from the contradiction between their sexual physical features and gender self-consciousness. As to the levels of distress and the means patients select to resolve the problems they face, individual variations are great. The present patient did not want either transsexual surgery or hormonal treatment, but merely her vocal pitch lowered. Thyroplasty type 3 successfully lowered her vocal pitch as desired without any complication. Surgical details and key points were described.