Photo gallery: Michigan Medicine gender experts present research findings in Argentina

December 6, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

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For the past 23 years, Michigan Medicine has provided comprehensive gender affirming medical and mental health care to transgender adults. It is believed to be the longest running comprehensive gender program at any academic medical center in the U.S.

Last month, a group of 12 Michigan Medicine and U-M faculty, staff, medical students and residents attended the 2018 World Professional Association for Transgender Health in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ten members of the team presented their research to conference attendees.

The presenters — and their topics — were:

  • William Kuzon, M.D., plastic surgery: “Safe Method to Dissect the Pre-rectal Space During Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty”
  • Megan Lane, M.D., plastic surgery resident: “Industrial Nations and Health care Access: A Survey of Gender-Affirming Care in the G20 Countries”
  • Kyle McLain, medical student: “Impact of Curricular Interventions on Medical Student Transgender Health Competency”
  • Molly Moravek, D., and John Randolph, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology: “Oh Baby! Desire for Children in Transgender Individuals”
  • Sarah Peitzmeier, Ph.D., School of Nursing: “Intimate Partner Violence in Transgender Populations: A Systematic Review of the Quantitative Literature”
  • Daniel Shumer, M.D., pediatric endocrinology: “Exploring Transgender Adolescents’ Use of Social Media for Support and Health Information Seeking”
  • Emily Sluiter and William Kuzon, M.D., plastic surgery: “Reconstruction of the Penile Substructures: Cartilage in Corona Ridge for Long-Term Phallus Curvature in Transgender Men”
  • Emily Sluiter, Megan Lane, M.D., and William Kuzon, M.D., plastic surgery: “Evaluation of Obesity as a Risk Factor for Post Operative Complications Following Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty in Transgender Women”
  • Daphna Stroumsa, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology: “Knowledge is Predicted by Attitudes, Not Training: A Survey of Primary Care Providers”
  • Sara Wiener, LMSW, comprehensive gender services and Haley Haddad, MHSA, UMMG: “Using the Electronic Medical Record as a Tool and Adjusting Policy and Practices at an Academic Medical Center to Meet the Needs of Transgender Patients”

Many of the presenters also had collaborators from U-M on the papers and topics they discussed — though the collaborators were not present in Argentina.