Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery

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Randi Ettner, Stan Monstrey, A. Evan Eyler
Haworth Press, 2007 - Medical - 363 pages
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A comprehensive and important text for health care professionals

Gender variance is widely misunderstood, and few medical texts examine the social, legal, emotional, historical, biological, and economic issues involved. Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery provides medical and health care guidelines and comprehensive information on all aspects of treatment of gender diverse individuals. This one-of-a-kind resource examines a full range of relevant data important to health care professionals. Each chapter addresses a different aspect of care, written by an authority on that sub-specialty. This practical guide instructs both novices and experienced practitioners on the state-of-the-art treatments and knowledge.

Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery presents the foremost international specialists on the issues, offering their expert knowledge on the wide spectrum of issues encountered by gender diverse individuals. In this handy text, professionals of all types can get important information about various aspects of transgender health care. This essential text is extensively referenced, and includes numerous photos, tables, and figures to clearly illustrate information.

Topics in Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery include:
  • etiology
  • primary medical care
  • evidence-based preventive care
  • hormone treatment of adults and juvenile transsexual patients
  • general principles of surgical therapy
  • reassignment surgery
  • mental health issues
  • developmental stages of the coming out process
  • reproduction issues
  • fertility issues
  • karyotyping and genetics
  • intersex individuals
  • gender identity disorders
  • aging and the care of elderly transgender patients
Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery is an essential guide for health care professionals, educators, students, patients, and patients' families.

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About the author (2007)

Ettner is a psychologist with a practice in Evanston, Illinois and also is president of the New Health Foundation.

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