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Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery (Human Sexuality)

Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery (Human Sexuality)

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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  1. R. A. Hopwood said,

    Wrote on February 2, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Current Resource for Trans Care, October 17, 2007
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    R. A. Hopwood (BOSTON, MA USA) –
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    This review is from: Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery (Human Sexuality) (Hardcover)

    This book is one of the better anthologies of care and research articles regarding transgender and transsexual individuals to come out in print. The information is needed and the format is reasonably accessible to both lay and clincial people. There are aspects of the material and information that remain slanted toward a paternalistic methodology and worldview, however, the overall knowledge outweighs these issues at this time. Readers who are themselves transgender may find some of the viewpoints and recommendations to miss the experience and lack in-depth understanding of what is happening and what it is like to “be” transgender. Readers in the United States will find some of the optimism in dealing with mental health clients and suicidality especially frustrating as the articles are written primarily from a European experience in which transgender care is covered by national health insurance. In light of this difference, some of the hopeful assurances suggested to use with clients to reduce suicidal thoughts would be utterly useless in the USA and moreover, the absence of trasngender coverage for care often increases suicidality and other health concerns and risks in the USA. It would have been helpful to have a section on dealing with transgender health care and barriers to care in the USA, in particular due to the disparity of health care coverage between the USA and the rest of the world. This book remains an exciting publication and a much needed beginning in filing the void of medical and mental health care information for those who work with transgender individuals.

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  2. Midwest Book Review said,

    Wrote on February 2, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An absolute “must-have” for anyone in the practice., March 2, 2008
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    This review is from: Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery (Human Sexuality) (Hardcover)

    Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery is a scholarly medical text assembled from meticulously didactic essays by a wide variety of authors. Each chapter focuses upon a different aspect of transgender medical care, from “The Etiology of Transsexualism” to “Mental Health Issues”, “Reproduction and Fertility Issues for Transpeople”, “Surgery: Male-to-Female Patient”, “Surgery: Female-to-Male Patient”, and much more. A highly technical resource written especially for medical professionals in the field, Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery lives up to its title and is an absolute “must-have” for anyone in the practice.

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  3. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on February 2, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery, June 3, 2011
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    This book addresses a multidisciplinary approach to trans-sexuality, from diagnosis to treatment. It provides an over view of FFS and various approaches to SRS and their relative benefits to the patient. Although this information may be found in other sources, this presentation provides a single source that leads one to see the integration of the topics as valuable to the patient’s well being.

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