Join UCLA plastic surgeon George Rudkin, MD, for a conversation about the various techniques used for transgender top surgery, as well as preoperative assessment, perioperative care and recovery from surgery.
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UCLA plastic and reconstructive surgeon Justine Lee, MD, discusses the overview of surgical techniques for facial reconstruction to support the profound journey of transgender patients.
UCLA urologist and Gender Health Program Co-Director Mark Litwin, MD, and Gender Health Program care coordinator Christopher Mann, MSW, ASW, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss the ways UCLA Health is improving care, visibility and engagement for the LGBTQ+ community and what providers can do 1:1 to provide competent and compassionate health care in a safe and supportive environment.
UCLA OBGYN Molly Quinn, MD, and urologist Jesse Mills, MD presented a live-streaming webinar for a conversation about reproductive options and fertility preservation procedures for transfeminine and transmasculine individuals.
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Natalia Ramos, MD, and postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth Ollen, PhD from the UCLA EMPWR Program for LGBTQ Youth presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss building resilience in LGBTQ youth. Dr. Ramos and Dr. Ollen explored concrete tools and tips for parents and caregivers to support their youth's mental health.
UCLA head and neck surgeon Abie Mendelsohn, MD, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss an overview of unique perspectives toward the treatment of voice feminization, with a focus on advanced surgical approaches for male-to-female transgender dysphonia.
UCLA urologist Gladys Ng, MD, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss general preparation and considerations before and after vaginoplasty, and surgical options for the vaginoplasty procedure.
The Role of Behavioral Health in Gender Affirming Care
Join UCLA clinical psychologist Jessica Bernacki, PhD, and psychiatrist Brandon Ito, MD, MPH for a conversation about gender identity development, including gender dysphoria—the distress a person experiences as a result of the sex and gender they were assigned at birth. Our specialists will also discuss about the important role of behavioral health services in providing gender affirming medical care.
Gender Affirmation Surgery Options for Female To Male Patients
UCLA OB/GYN Valentina M. Rodriguez, MD, provides an overview of options about gender affirming surgery for those considering the procedure as part of their transition. Dr. Rodriguez reviews surgical options available and commonly used techniques.
Join UCLA Urology Chair Mark S. Litwin, MD, to discuss the role of orchiectomy, or testicle removal, as part of gender affirmation surgery. We will cover the pre-operative preparation, the surgical technique, the short-term and long-term follow-up and cases for additional reconstructive surgery.
UCLA's Stanley Korenman, MD and Shira Grock, MD, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss an overview of gender affirming hormone therapy. They reviewed the use of estrogens and anti-androgens for transgender females and the use of testosterone for transgender males. They also reviewed common concerns during hormone transition and hormone maintenance.
Join UCLA internal medicine specialist Amy Weimer, MD, for a discussion about common primary care needs for people who are transgender or gender-diverse. Dr. Weimer's talk focuses on how UCLA Health delivers patient-centered care that is sensitive to everyone’s individual needs.