Urologic management of the transgender patient

Joseph J. Pariser, Lee C. Zhao, Sean P. Elliott


With growing social acceptance and increasing access, transgender care is at the forefront of medicine. Urologists, especially those of us dedicated to genitourinary reconstruction, stand to play a major role in the delivery of surgical care. The challenges of primary gender-affirming surgery include the lack of formal urologic training, the historically siloed method of delivery of care, and the relative lack of comparative research regarding optimal techniques.