A practical guide to state-of-the-art treatments and health care knowledge about gender diverse persons, this second edition of Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery presents the foremost international specialists offering their 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 for a full spectrum of clients, from childhood to advanced age. Key topics addressed include medical and surgical issues, mental health issues, fertility, the coming out process, and preventive care. This essential text is extensively referenced and illustrated, and instructs both novice and experienced practitioners on gender-affirming care.
"Finally, science and compassion have replaced prejudice and politics! This marvelous book is essential reading for every person who provides care, or cares about, people who don't conform to society's ‘rules’ about gender. How I wish this wisdom and information had been available when I was a young pediatrician working with children and families struggling with these seemingly insurmountable issues."— M. Joycelyn Elders, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 15th Surgeon General of the United States.