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Liam Gallagher is a graduate of The Ohio State University and currently works as the Transgender Outreach Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator for Stonewall Columbus. He has been an activist in the LGBTQ community since high school, and continued this work at Ohio State where he developed the first transgender and gender non-conforming student group during his time as a student. He has worked extensively with LGBTQ youth through community building projects and leadership development workshops, and is passionate about advocating for the transgender community, as well as the larger LGBTQ community.
Presentation: Surgical Options for Folks Assigned Female at Birth
Time: Breakout Session 2
This workshop will be an overview of the current surgical options available to those who were assigned female at birth, including chest reconstruction, genital surgeries, hysterectomy/oophorectomy, and other ‘masculinizing’ procedures. We will begin with a brief introduction to FtM gender affirming surgery, including how to make an informed decision when choosing a surgeon and the basics for starting the process. We will then spend a bulk of our time discussing each procedure including the current techniques that are available, things to consider when planning for surgery, risks/complications, and recovery. This presentation is primarily for those interested in pursuing gender affirming surgery, their partners/caretakers, or health providers; however, all are welcome.
1. To better understand the current surgical options that are available for folks who were assigned female at birth.
2. To help participants feel more informed when choosing a surgeon or when helping a client choose a surgeon.
3. To help prepare folks for the barriers they may encounter when accessing gender affirming surgical options, including risks and complications that may occur.