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Friday, July 15 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Pursuing Surgical Congruence Measures LIMITED

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For many young people, the idea of changing their body to more fully represent their internal sense of self is a critical part of achieving gender congruence. Frequently, their assumption is that modifying their bodies will address any and all aspects of dysphoria they may be experiencing; when this does not end up being the case, it can be devastating. For the adults in their lives, the prospect of pursuing gender congruence through an affirming surgical procedure can be fraught with uncertainty and fear. Even the most affirming of caregivers are challenged by the idea of their child undergoing gender affirmation surgery. What role can providers working with youth and families play in navigating these difficult questions? What factors should be considered when coming to a decision about pursuing surgical congruence measures? How does one support a young person to have realistic expectations? What does it look like to help the caring adults understand why such a path is so critical for that young person's sense of self? Come listen to a panel of experienced surgical providers discuss how they have worked with youth and caregivers to think about these and many other important questions.

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Thomas Satterwhite, MD

Plastic Surgeon, Align Surgical Associates, Inc.
Thomas Satterwhite is a plastic surgeon who specializes in transgender surgical congruence and serves as a Diplomate on the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology with honors and later Medical Degree at Stanford University in Palo... Read More →
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Angela Rodriguez, MD

Angela M. Rodriguez is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, practicing at Align Surgical Associatesin San Francisco. Dr. Rodriguez has an extensive career in Plastic and Craniofacial surgery. Sheunderwent training at Stanford and Harvard university. Prior to Gender Affirming care, DrRodriguez... Read More →

Friday July 15, 2022 1:45pm - 3:00pm PDT