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Breast augmentation in male-to-female transgender patients: Technical considerations and outcomes

Introduction: Gender-affirmation surgery is essential in the management of gender dysphoria. For male-to-female transgender women (transwomen), feminization of the chest is a component in this process. There is minimal literature describing effective and safe techniques for breast augmentation in transwomen. Here we describe our operative techniques and considerations. Methods: A retrospective review of a single…

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Breast and Body Contouring for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals

Even after long-term hormone therapy, many transwomen still have challenges in the size and shape of their breasts and also of the contour of their trunk areas. Though distinct anthropomorphic differences in skeletal structure exist and pose limitations to an ideal result, considerable improvements can be obtained through breast augmentation and trunk feminization. There are…

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[Transgender] Young Men: Gendered Subjectivities and the Physically Active Body

Sport, Education and Society, v19 n4 p398-414 2014 In this paper, I discuss [transgender] young men’s social, physical and embodied experiences of sport. These discussions draw from interview research with two young people who prefer to self-identify as “male” and not as “trans men”, although they do make use of this term. Finn and Ed…

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Enacting Transgender: An Ethnography of Transgender Ontology in a Pediatric Gender Clinic

Allopathic medicine has made recent advances in providing medical assistance for transitions in transgender and gender non-conforming youth. This same population has increased rates of attempted suicide in comparison to the cis-gender population. Through ethnographic observations of clinical visits and interviews with patients and care-providers, this thesis examines the ontology of gender and transgenderism in…

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Formation of Transgender Identities in Adolescence

There is little information about the formation of transgender identities in adolescence. Diagnosis and treatment of transgender adolescents is often surrounded by confusion and controversy on the part of clinicians and family. This paper identifies some of the issues that arise in these treatments and offers some guidelines. The importance of understanding and embracing the…

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Intersex Rights: Living Between Sexes

This book addresses intersex rights violations and analyses intersex people’s legal demands as expressed by intersex activists themselves and delivered through statements and reports issued by intersex rights organisations, the United Nations and the Council of Europe. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical notions of male or female bodies,…

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Intersex Matters: Biomedical Embodiment, Gender Regulation, and Transnational Activism (SUNY series in Queer Politics and Cultures)

Intersex Matters analyzes the medicalization of people diagnosed as “intersex,” which is an umbrella term for individuals born with sexual anatomies various societies deem to be nonstandard. Through an examination of medico-scientific, scholarly, political, and popular archives from the mid-twentieth century to the present, Rubin argues that the medical regulation of atypical sex is fundamentally…

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Intersex Narratives: Shifts in the Representation of Intersex Lives in North American Literature and Popular Culture

This book explores representations of intersex – intersex persons, intersex communities, and intersex as a cultural concept and knowledge category – in contemporary North American literature and popular culture. The study turns its attention to the significant paradigm shift in the narratives on intersex that occurred within early 1990s intersex activism in response to biopolitical…