General Surgery

An Introduction to Gender Diversity

Sep 13, 2019 by in General Surgery Comments Off on An Introduction to Gender Diversity

Introduction Transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals have been a part of all cultures historically, yet the emergence of, and advocacy for, transgender individuals in the Western world have become…

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Surgical Therapy for Transmen

Jul 8, 2019 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Surgical Therapy for Transmen

Chest surgery Chest-wall contouring is an important, early surgical step for transmen and may help to facilitate their transition. The goals of chest surgery include the aesthetic contouring of the…

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Surgical Therapy for Transwomen

Jul 8, 2019 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Surgical Therapy for Transwomen

Surgical conversion of the genitalia in transwomen has evolved since the use of skin grafts for creation of a neovagina in cases of vaginal agenesis. The use of pedicled penile…

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Surgical Therapy

Jul 8, 2019 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Surgical Therapy

Embryology Genetic sex is determined at fertilization, either XX or XY. For the first 6 weeks of development, gender is not distinguishable, and this is known as the indifferent period. Characteristic…

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Medical Therapy

Jul 8, 2019 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Medical Therapy

Diagnosis Transgender is not a formal diagnosis. Transgender individuals possess persistent concerns, uncertainties, and questions about gender identity. These issues often become the most important aspect of their life and…

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Background

Jul 8, 2019 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Background

Definitions Gender Dysphoria The term gender dysphoria describes a heterogeneous group of individuals who express varying degrees of discomfort with or disassociation from their anatomic gender. Some people with this…

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Ixekizumab

Jun 23, 2019 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Ixekizumab

Keywords Ixekizumab, Taltz, Interleukin-17A, Monoclonal antibody, UNCOVER-2, UNCOVER-3   Key points • Ixekizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody against interleukin-17A. • Ixekizumab is more efficacious in the treatment of plaque…

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