@Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference in Phildelphia, PA
Decades of inequality in access and a lack of published research coming from providers in the United States has led to community myths and misconceptions about genital surgery. This workshop will arm attendees with current, concrete information and resources on surgery. We will discuss metoidioplasty and phalloplasty techniques, data on risks and complications, and pre- and post- op care recommendations. This workshop is open to all attendees (including partners, families, and medical providers) 18 and older who feel ready to engage in a workshop on an emotionally loaded topic without policing the bodies or identities of others, where a variety of choices and motivations for genital surgery will be recognized and affirmed, and where photos of genital surgery will be displayed.