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Kavitha Ranganathan: An Introduction to Gender-affirming Surgery
Kavitha Ranganathan: An Introduction to Gender-affirming Surgery

Mon, Feb 10

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Kavitha Ranganathan: An Introduction to Gender-affirming Surgery

Gender-affirming care is treatment that recognizes and affirms the gender identity of transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) individuals. Dr. Ranganathan will give an introduction.

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Feb 10, 2025, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

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WHAT IS THIS EVENT ABOUT?

Gender-affirming care refers to treatments that validate and support the gender identity of transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) individuals. While not all TGD individuals opt for surgical transition, gender-affirming surgeries (GAS) are a significant aspect for many in their journey. GAS encompass a range of procedures aimed at aligning physical characteristics with gender identity. This article outlines common GAS procedures, highlighting specific considerations for each category: transfeminine procedures (e.g., breast augmentation, penile inversion vaginoplasty, orchiectomy, tracheal shave, and facial feminization); transmasculine procedures (e.g., chest masculinization, hysterectomy, phalloplasty, and metoidioplasty); as well as other procedures (e.g., fertility preservation and hair removal). The review also addresses patient outcomes and the legal aspects surrounding GAS, placing these procedures within broader discussions on gender-affirming care.

SPEAKER: Dr. Kavitha Ranganathan is an Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Director of Craniofacial Reconstruction. She specializes in craniofacial surgery and general reconstructive plastic surgery.  Dr. Ranganathan is passionate about craniofacial reconstruction for: cancer, trauma, adult congenital anomalies, burn reconstruction, and transgender surgery.  Dr. Ranganathan’s personalized, patient-centered approach to care focuses on helping patients achieve their personal goals and approach their lives in the best way possible moving forward.  She actively collaborates with providers from multiple disciplines throughout the hospital to achieve the best possible outcomes for her patients.

Her research focuses on increasing access to care in resource-limited environments and addressing the burden of catastrophic expenditures in low- and middle-income countries.

ONLINE LIVE EVENT

Palo Alto: Monday, February 10, 2025 at 3:00 pm

Mexico City: Monday, February 10, 2025 at 5:00 pm

New York: Monday, February 10, 2025 at 6:00 pm

Rio de Janeiro: Monday, February 10, 2025 at 8:00 pm

London: Monday, February 10, 2025 at 11:00 pm

Berlin: Tuesday, February 11, 2025 at 12:00 midnight

Johannesburg: Tuesday, February 11, 2025 at 1:00 am

Cairo: Tuesday, February 11, 2025 at 1:00 am

Tel Aviv: Tuesday, February 11, 2025 at 1:00 am

Dubai: Tuesday, February 11, 2025 at 3:00 am

Islamabad: Tuesday, February 11, 2025 at 4:00 am

New Delhi: Tuesday, February 11, 2025 at 4:30 am

LANGUAGE: The event language is english. CC translation is available. 

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