What is the urologist’s role in transgender medicine?

“There is a whole range of ways in which urologists are involved in gender-affirming care,” says Geolani Dy, MD.

In this video, Geolani Dy, MD, and Gaines Blasdel discuss what urologists can do to help transgender patients and how this role will evolve over time. Dy is an Assistant Professor of Urology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, who specializes in gender-affirming surgery within the OHSU Transgender Health Program. She also led the creation of Transgender and Non-Binary Surgery Allied Research Collective (TRANS-ARC), which focuses on patient-centered outcomes of genital gender-affirming surgery. Blasdel is a transgender man and gender affirming surgery outcomes researcher at NYU Langone Health in New York City, New York. He is also a TRANS-ARC Steering Committee Member.