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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762122/-quality-development-within-interdisciplinary-transgender-healthcare-results-and-implications-of-a%C3%A2-participatory-research-project
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REVIEW
Timo O Nieder, Andreas Köhler, Jana Eyssel, Peer Briken
Both internationally and nationally, the objective has been set to offer specialized, coordinated, and interdisciplinary treatment to individuals with rare clinical needs, such as trans individuals (e. g., transsexual, transgender). The Interdisciplinary Transgender Health Care Center Hamburg (ITHCCH) is the first and only center in Germany to integrate all disciplines relevant to trans healthcare (THC).The research project seeks to generate valid information to support quality development and assure high-quality treatment at the ITHCCH...
July 31, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760257/a-historical-review-of-gender-affirming-medicine-focus-on-genital-reconstruction-surgery
#2
REVIEW
Jordan D Frey, Grace Poudrier, Jennifer E Thomson, Alexes Hazen
Gender dysphoria (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) is characterized by a marked discrepancy between one's birth-assigned sex and one's gender identity and is sometimes addressed by gender-affirming surgery. As public visibility and institutional support for the transgender and gender non-conforming population continue to increase, the demand for competent multidisciplinary teams of medical professionals equipped to care for this population is expected to rise-including plastic surgeons, urologists, gynecologists, endocrinologists, and breast surgeons, among others...
August 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746274/male-to-female-sex-reassignment-surgery-using-the-combined-technique-leads-to-increased-quality-of-life-in-a-prospective-study
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Nikolaos A Papadopulos, Dmitry Zavlin, Jean-Daniel Lellé, Peter Herschbach, Gerhard Henrich, Laszlo Kovacs, Benjamin Ehrenberger, Hans-Günther Machens, Jürgen Schaff
BACKGROUND: The authors' previous research showed that various plastic surgical procedures can increase a patient's quality of life in its different aspects. In a prospective setting, they evaluated whether sex reassignment surgery has similar effects for male-to-female transgender patients compared to baseline data before sex reassignment surgery. METHODS: All 39 patients who underwent their first-stage male-to-female sex reassignment surgery between October of 2012 and January of 2014 received one set of questionnaires preoperatively (time 0) and approximately 6 months after their final operation (time 1)...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739117/update-on-fertility-preservation-from-the-barcelona-international-society-for-fertility-preservation-eshre-asrm-2015-expert-meeting-indications-results-and-future-perspectives
#4
Francisca Martinez
STUDY QUESTION: What progress has been made in fertility preservation (FP) over the last decade? SUMMARY ANSWER: FP techniques have been widely adopted over the last decade and therefore the establishment of international registries on their short- and long-term outcomes is strongly recommended. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: FP is a fundamental issue for both males and females whose future fertility may be compromised. Reproductive capacity may be seriously affected by age, different medical conditions and also by treatments, especially those with gonadal toxicity...
July 20, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724140/gender-confirmation-surgery-and-terminology-in-transgender-health-reply
#5
Jens Urs Berli, Gail Knudson, Loren Schechter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724131/gender-confirmation-surgery-and-terminology-in-transgender-health
#6
Scott R Chaiet, Shane D Morrison, Carl G Streed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724124/gender-confirmation-surgery-and-terminology-in-transgender-health
#7
Justin D Arnold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708447/coverage-for-gender-affirming-care-making-health-insurance-work-for-transgender-americans
#8
William V Padula, Kellan Baker
Many transgender Americans continue to remain uninsured or are underinsured because of payers' refusal to cover medically necessary, gender-affirming healthcare services-such as hormone therapy, mental health counseling, and reconstructive surgeries. Coverage refusal results in higher costs and poor health outcomes among transgender people who cannot access gender-affirming care. Research into the value of health insurance coverage for gender-affirming care for transgender individuals shows that the health benefits far outweigh the costs of insuring transition procedures...
August 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679645/when-gender-identity-doesn-t-equal-sex-recorded-at-birth-the-role-of-the-laboratory-in-providing-effective-healthcare-to-the-transgender-community
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REVIEW
Zil Goldstein, Trevor A Corneil, Dina N Greene
BACKGROUND: Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe individuals who identify with a gender incongruent to or variant from their sex recorded at birth. Affirming gender identity through a variety of social, medical, and surgical interventions is critical to the mental health of transgender individuals. In recent years, awareness surrounding transgender identities has increased, which has highlighted the health disparities that parallel this demographic. These disparities are reflected in the experience of transgender patients and their providers when seeking clinical laboratory services...
August 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641936/combined-vaginoplasty-technique-for-male-to-female-sex-reassignment-surgery-operative-approach-and-outcomes
#10
Nikolaos A Papadopulos, Dmitry Zavlin, Jean-Daniel Lellé, Peter Herschbach, Gerhard Henrich, Laszlo Kovacs, Benjamin Ehrenberger, Hans-Guenther Machens, Juergen Schaff
BACKGROUND: Several therapy options exist for male-to-female (MTF) transgenders desiring sex reassignment. Surgery includes numerous different procedures. Of those, vaginoplasty is predominant and aims at providing attractive esthetics and fully functional genitals. This study aimed to present the surgical results of our modified combined vaginoplasty technique in a consecutive patient cohort. METHODS: We included 40 MTF transgender patients who underwent a two-stage sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in an observational prospective study between September 2012 and January 2014...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624268/-female-to-male-transgender-chest-reconstruction-a-retrospective-study-of-patient-satisfaction
#11
B Bertrand, A-S Perchenet, T R Colson, D Drai, D Casanova
BACKGROUND: Mammaplasty in gender reassignment surgery is often poorly understood, due to a lack of information about this condition and its therapy. The aim of this work was to evaluate patient satisfaction following bilateral mastectomy for female-to-male gender reassignment. METHODS: We contacted 22 patients who underwent mammaplasty for female-to-male gender reassignment between January 2012 and March 2013 in our university hospital. Patients were sent postal questionnaires...
June 14, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603386/quality-of-life-improves-early-after-gender-reassignment-surgery-in-transgender-women
#12
Ebba K Lindqvist, Hannes Sigurjonsson, Caroline Möllermark, Johan Rinder, Filip Farnebo, T Kalle Lundgren
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the long-term quality of life (QoL) of individuals with gender dysphoria, or how it is affected by treatment. Our aim was to examine the QoL of transgender women undergoing gender reassignment surgery (GRS). METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study on 190 patients undergoing male-to-female GRS at Karolinska University Hospital between 2003 and 2015. We used the Swedish version of the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36), which measures QoL across eight domains...
2017: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587891/the-accessibility-readability-and-quality-of-online-resources-for-gender-affirming-surgery
#13
Christina R Vargas, Joseph A Ricci, Michelle Lee, Adam M Tobias, Daniel A Medalie, Bernard T Lee
BACKGROUND: The transgender population is disproportionally affected by health disparities related to access to care. In many communities, transgender specialists are geographically distant and locally available medical professionals may be unfamiliar with unique needs of transgender patients. As a result, use of Internet resources for information about gender affirming surgery is particularly important. This study simulates a patient search for online educational material about gender affirming surgery and evaluates the accessibility, readability, and quality of the information...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574859/female-to-male-chest-reconstruction-a-review-of-technique-and-outcomes
#14
Daniel P Donato, Norelle K Walzer, Andy Rivera, Lindsey Wright, Cori A Agarwal
PURPOSE: Female-to-male transgender individuals frequently seek out chest wall masculinization as part of their gender transition and to aid with treating gender dysphoria. Critical evaluation of techniques, complications, and outcomes is important particularly as the surgery becomes more commonly performed. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients undergoing female-to-male chest wall reconstruction by the senior author from 2008 to 2015. Charts were reviewed to evaluate patient demographics, intraoperative details, and postoperative outcomes...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538922/the-national-policy-for-comprehensive-health-of-lesbians-gays-bisexuals-and-transgender-lgbt-and-access-to-the-sex-reassignment-process-in-the-brazilian-unified-health-system-sus-progress-and-challenges
#15
Gianna Schreiber Popadiuk, Daniel Canavese Oliveira, Marcos Claudio Signorelli
This study aimed to analyze how the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MS) is implementing the Sex Reassignment Process (SRP) in the Unified Health System (SUS), through research of public domain official documents, systematization of surgery's quantitative data and analysis of meeting reports of the LGBT Health Technical Committee (CTSLGBT) of the MS. We conducted exploratory research combining quantitative and qualitative methods, using as methodological basis the normative proposal of health programs and systems evaluation study...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538559/a-review-of-101-consecutive-subcutaneous-mastectomies-and-male-chest-contouring-using-the-concentric-circular-and-free-nipple-graft-techniques-in-female-to-male-transgender-patients
#16
Aaron D C Knox, Adelyn L Ho, Leslie Leung, Sally Hynes, A Yashar Tashakkor, Yoon Soo Park, Sheina A Macadam, Cameron C Bowman
BACKGROUND: Many techniques exist for subcutaneous mastectomy in female-to-male transgender patients. The authors review outcomes for two techniques and present an algorithm to aid surgeons in technique selection. METHODS: One hundred one consecutive female-to-male transgender patients undergoing subcutaneous mastectomy using the concentric circular or free nipple graft technique were retrospectively reviewed. An algorithm for procedure selection was created using classification and regression tree analysis...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508877/an-overview-of-female-to-male-gender-confirming-surgery
#17
REVIEW
Shane D Morrison, Mang L Chen, Curtis N Crane
Gender dysphoria is estimated to occur in approximately 25 million people worldwide, and can have severe psychosocial sequelae. Medical and surgical gender transition can substantially improve quality-of-life outcomes for individuals with gender dysphoria. Individuals seeking to undergo female-to-male (FtM) transition have various surgical options available for gender confirmation, including facial and chest masculinization, body contouring, and genital surgery. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health guidelines should be met before the patient undergoes surgery, to ensure that gender-confirming surgery is appropriate and indicated...
August 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492057/dermatologic-care-of-the-transgender-patient
#18
EDITORIAL
B A Ginsberg
Given the complexities of the transitioning process, transgender individuals may face unique dermatologic needs in addition to routine care. Exogenous hormones affect hair and sebum production, gender-confirming surgeries often require dermatologic pre- and postoperative interventions, and postoperative anatomy may show unique presentations of routine skin conditions. Aesthetic techniques that are often used for rejuvenation may have a role in facial feminization and masculinization and unfortunately are too frequently performed by nonmedical personnel with negative consequences...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479133/gender-confirmation-surgery-guiding-principles
#19
REVIEW
Loren S Schechter, Salvatore D'Arpa, Mimis N Cohen, Ervin Kocjancic, Karel E Y Claes, Stan Monstrey
BACKGROUND: At this time, no formal training or educational programs exist for surgeons or surgery residents interested in performing gender confirmation surgeries. AIM: To propose guiding principles designed to aid with the development of formal surgical training programs focused on gender confirmation surgery. METHODS: We use expert opinion to provide a "first of its kind" framework for training surgeons to care for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals...
June 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468220/sinocutaneous-fistula-formation-after-forehead-recontouring-surgery-for-transgender-patients
#20
Kent Lam, Tang Ho, William C Yao
Forehead recontouring is a common part of facial feminization surgery. The procedure, which alters the shape and structure of the frontal bone, is regarded as safe and well tolerated by patients. The occurrence of delayed complications, however, is much less understood. The authors describe a patient involving the development of a sinocutaneous fistula as a delayed complication of forehead recontouring surgery. The clinical presentation and management of this patient are discussed. As facial feminization surgery expands as a cosmetic option for patients who desire more feminine facial features, practitioners should recognize the potential risk of sinonasal complications associated with forehead recontouring surgery...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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