History of nation’s first gender-affirming surgery clinic offers both a lesson and cautionary tale 

An essay about the creation and subsequent closure of the nation’s first gender-affirming surgery (GAS) clinic in the United States offers a unique history lesson about and cautionary tale for physicians treating transgender persons in the face of both existing institutional transphobia and renewed cultural backlash. The piece is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

UCSF Surgeons Develop Effective Scarless Adam’s Apple Surgery

Feminizing chondrolaryngoplasty, also known as “tracheal shave,” is performed through an incision across the front of the neck. Regardless of the incision placement, it can leave undesirable ‘‘mark’’ on the patient. UCSF surgeons have developed and demonstrated the feasibility and clinical efficacy of a novel scarless transoral chondrolaryngoplasty (TOC) procedure.

Endocrine Society opposes Florida Department of Health policy on gender dysphoria treatment for children and adolescents

The Endocrine Society objects to the Florida Department of Health’s bulletin on gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse youth. The bulletin contradicts the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ resources and the Society’s own evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline regarding gender-affirming care.