Gender Affirmation: Medical and Surgical Perspectives -- This sensitively written, comprehensive book is a must-have roadmap for every physician and caregiver as they master the techniques to support the profound journey of their transgender patients.
The rapid evolution of transgender medicine and surgery has inspired an ever-growing number of practitioners to care for transgender individuals. What was once a niche specialty has now sparked the interest of the international medical community. With the formation of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) and academic surgical centers now accepting trainees, a new generation of physicians are committed to providing the highest level of care for transgender individuals.
This book delivers robust, essential content from internationally recognized innovators and veterans in the field, including cutting-edge techniques for all gender transition surgeries. These experts provide detailed coverage of the processes that help patients transition to their true gender, including:
- Facial Feminization Surgery
- Speech Modification
- Top and Bottom Surgeries
- Management of Unfavorable Outcomes
- Treating Transgender Adolescents and Children
- Hormone Therapy
- Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients
- Sexual Health Issues After Gender Affirmation Surgery
- Gender Expression and Image
An e-book and video clips are also provided to allow readers to access these topics in any setting. Gender affirmation surgery is among the most challenging of all surgical procedures because of the anatomic complexities, the risk of complications, the need to preserve sensorineural, urinary, and sexual function while striving to obtain optimal aesthetic results.