GENDR-712 | The Role of the Gynecologic Surgeon in Transgender Care


Day 2: Monday, November 12, 2018


12:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Room: 113






Cecile A. Ferrando (Unger), Robert R. Pollard


Murat Altinay, Cara R. King, G. Bernard Taylor

Presented in affiliation with the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)


This course provides an overview of the current state of transgender care. It will focus on the important role of the gynecologic surgeon in caring for the transgender patient, especially patients undergoing Female to Male (FTM) transition. We will cover the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) criteria for medical and surgical care. Topics will include the role of the mental health provider, making your office transgender friendly, the role of hysterectomy and concomitant surgery, as well as appropriate counseling regarding fertility preservation. Perioperative care and vaginoplasty techniques for the transitioning Male to Female (MTF) patient will also be covered.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Implement the role of the WPATH and criteria for transgender care; 2) appropriately counsel patients considering transgender surgery in an office setting that is transgender friendly; 3) articulate the role of the mental health provider and other specialties in the care of the transgender patient.

Course Outline

Please refer to program below.

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