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Gender Affirmation Surgery
The purpose of this webinar is to fimiliarize attendees with gender affirming surgery for transgender women and to obtain a better understanding of the management of minor and major complications associated with these surgeries.
Learning Objectives
1. Review the requirements and criteria that patients must meet to be candidates for vaginoplasty surgery
2. Describe the techniques used to perform vulvoplasty/vaginoplasty 
3. Provide examples of outcomes of surgery 
4. Review minor complications (urinary stream abnormalities, wound dehiscence, cosmetic concerns) of vulvoplasty/vaginoplasty and management of these complications 
5. Review major complications (vaginal stenosis, fistula) of vulvoplasty/vaginoplasty and management of these complications 
Accreditation Statement

The American Urogynecologic Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Urogynecologic Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dr. Cecile Ferrando is a board certified Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery specialist at Cleveland Clinic. She completed her Ob/GYN residency training at the combined Brigham & Women’s/Massachusetts General Hospital training program and then her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. She has been in practice for 7 years. She has an academic appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is an active faculty member for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Ferrando was one of the founders of Cleveland Clinic’s Transgender Surgery & Medicine Program, housed in their LGBT Center. She is currently the Director of Surgical Services. Her clinical practice focuses on pelvic reconstruction, including gender affirmation surgery. She has performed over 300 gender affirmation surgeries in the last 5 years. She is the fellowship director for Cleveland Clinic’s FPMRS fellowship as well as the program director for the Transgender Surgery fellowship. Dr. Ferrando’s research is focused on the outcomes of pelvic reconstructive surgery. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers and has authored 12 textbook chapters. She is the editor of the textbook “Comprehensive Care of the Transgender Patient.” She is committed to expanding research in the area of transgender health and she continues to mentor students and trainees in this area.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. AUGS mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, AUGS seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. AUGS is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME.

Faculty Disclosures

Cecile Ferrando, MD , has no financial relationships to disclose.
Lauren E. Stewart, MD, moderator, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Planner Disclosures

None of the planners, reviewers, or AUGS staff have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.  
Availability: No future session
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $25.00
Fellow: $0.00
Student: $0.00
Affiliate: $0.00
Fellow-Program: $0.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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