General Surgery

Hysterectomy for the Transgender Man

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Introduction The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) considers hysterectomy with or without salpingectomy and/or oophorectomy a medically necessary gender-affirming surgery for trans men interested in the procedure. The…

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Gynecologic Care for Transgender Patients

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Introduction: Role of the Gynecologist Obstetricians, gynecologists (OBGYNs), and other women’s health providers have a critical role in the care of transgender people. Transgender people, both transgender men and transgender…

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Breast and Chest Surgery for Transgender Patients

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Introduction Breast or chest surgery, specifically either augmentation mammaplasty or mastectomy/chest reconstruction, are commonly requested procedures in the transgender and gender diverse population. The overarching goal of such surgeries is…

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Overview of Surgery for Transgender Patients

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Introduction Gender affirmation surgery (formerly called sex reassignment surgery) may be sought by transgender individuals to physically change their sexual characteristics to affirm their gender identity. While not all transgender…

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Disorders of Sexual Development

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Introduction Disorders of sexual development (DSD)―a less derogatory term than intersex―are a heterogenous group of conditions characterized by aberrant chromosomal, gonadal, and/or anatomic sex with widely varying genotypic and phenotypic…

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