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Gender affirming surgeries: Exploring options and post-op care

Objective: Participants will increase their ability to discuss surgical options and expectations for convalescence with individuals undergoing gender-affirming surgeries.

Experience Level: All experience levels

Description:

This ½ day training is offered by 2 staff members, a nurse and a social worker, from the Montreal Surgical Center team who work closely with patients before during and following their surgery (https://www.grsmontreal.com/en/home.html)

This training designed for clinicians who meet with trans and non-binary individuals in order to discuss gender affirming surgical options and prepare for the various stages involved in accessing such care.

Within an informed consent paradigm, clinicians need to have sufficient knowledge of surgical options and surgical outcomes to ensure that people seeking such care have expectations of the process that is as close as possible to their experience.

Content:

 Types of gender affirming surgeries

    • Preparation
    • Surgical process
    • Post-surgical care
    • Expected results
  • Health, mental health and psycho-social considerations
  • Potential barriers to surgeries

Bios

Daphney Prophète, BScN. is a Clinical Consultant and  Organizational Development specialist and a member of Drs Brassard, Bélanger and Bensimon’s medical team at the Montreal Surgical Center. She, along with Henri Labelle, is one of the liaison professionals connecting with clinicians and patients requiring information and support.

 

Henri Labelle, BSW. is a social worker and psychotherapist and a member of the Montreal Surgical Center team. He, along with Daphney Prophète, is one of the liaison professionals connecting with clinicians and patients requiring information and support.