The last day of 2012 saw the publication of the first book of personal testimonies about FTM bottom surgery. Edited by Trystan Cotten, Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men is a unique collection of essays that delve into the medical, sexual and psychological aspects of metoidioplasty and phalloplasty. Trans men considering these surgeries will find practical information about going through the process of planning, having and healing from surgery, as well as valuable first-hand insight into the deeper transformative experience.
In addition to personal essays on metoidioplasty and phalloplasty, Hung Jury also includes a forward by American civil rights attorney Shannon Minter, and chapters about trans pioneers Lou Sullivan and Michael Dillon, the first transsexual man to undergo phalloplasty. Hung Jury is nicely rounded out with the perspectives of five significant others who share their experiences of loving trans men who have pursued bottom surgery.
Hung Jury is an important book that will be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of trans men considering metoidioplasty or phalloplasty, as well as their partners, and doctors and therapists seeking to gain further insight into the needs and motivations of their trans male clients.
Hung Jury can be purchased online directly from the publisher, Transgress Press, as well as from Powell’s Books and Amazon. A Kindle version is coming soon.
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