Chest Surgery Research
Transmasculine youth who have undergone breast development during endogenous female puberty often report persistent discomfort with the presence of breasts. Professional guidelines lack clarity regarding recommendations for referring minors for chest surgery because there are no data published documenting the impact of chest surgery among minors. A research study at the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles aimed to understand better the desire for, and impact of chest surgery, using a measure of chest dysphoria with minors and young adults. This workshop, led by Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy will review male chest reconstruction procedures, with a focus on the chest dysphoria scale created for the research, and the data resulting from the project.