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Our research

Research is an integral part of the Center for Gender Surgery. As we continue to grow, we will be investigating various facets of gender identity and gender affirmation procedures. Our areas of interest include:

  • improving access to gender-affirming surgical options for transgender and gender non-conforming people
  • the intersection between fertility intentions among transgender and gender non-confirming young adults and their decision-making around surgical and medical gender affirmation procedures
  • the extent of the unmet need for gender-affirming medical and surgical procedures among gender-diverse people in New England
  • educational interventions to facilitate a patient's ability to effectively care for themselves after gender-affirming surgical procedures
  • how experiences with medical providers affect the ways that transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families engage with preventive care