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Transgender Medicine

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Leonid Poretsky
  • Wylie C. Hembree
  • Addresses the challenges of both endocrine and non-endocrine care of transgender patients, from hormone therapy to gender reassignment surgery

  • Provides discussion of psychological, legal, ethical and social issues surrounding transgender patient care

  • An excellent resource for practicing endocrinologists, primary care physicians and allied medical professionals


Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tonia Poteat, Katherine Rachlin, Sean Lare, Aron Janssen, Aaron Devor
    Pages 1-24
  3. Oksana Hamidi, Todd B. Nippoldt
    Pages 39-50
  4. Asa Radix
    Pages 51-67
  5. Noelle Marie Javier
    Pages 93-112
  6. Shervin Shadianloo, Richard R. Pleak
    Pages 113-142
  7. Sarah L. Fishman, Maria Paliou, Leonid Poretsky, Wylie C. Hembree
    Pages 143-163
  8. Daniel Evan Shumer, Adrian Araya
    Pages 165-181
  9. Mark Fisher, Mark Smith, Adam D. Perry
    Pages 183-196
  10. Leon Telis, Stephanie Baum, Tomer Singer, Boback M. Berookhim
    Pages 197-212
  11. Jean Sawyer
    Pages 213-237
  12. Ladan Ahmadi, Angelica Nocerino, Daniel Puneky
    Pages 239-281
  13. Tamar Reisman, Dennis Dacarett-Galeano, Zil Goldstein
    Pages 283-292
  14. Noah E. Lewis
    Pages 325-340
  15. Warren M. Seigel, Kelly McBride Folkers, Nancy Neveloff Dubler
    Pages 341-355
  16. Jo Hirschmann, Emilee Walker-Cornetta, Susan Jelinek
    Pages 357-376
  17. Deeangelys Colón, Samantha Goldstein, Leonid Poretsky
    Pages 377-462

About this book


Although transgender persons have been present in various societies throughout human history, it is only during the last several years that they have become widely acknowledged in our society and their right to quality medical care has been established. In the United States, endocrinologists have been providing hormonal therapy for transgender individuals for decades; however, until recently, there has been only limited literature on this subject, and non-endocrine aspects of medical care for transgender individual have not been well addressed in the endocrine literature.

The goal of this volume is not only to address the latest in hormonal therapy for transgender individuals (including pediatric and geriatric age groups), but also to familiarize the reader with other aspects of transgender care, including primary and surgical care, fertility preservation, and the management of HIV infection. In addition to medical issues, psychological, social, ethical and legal issues pertinent to transgender individuals add to the complexities of successful treatment of these patients. A final chapter includes extensive additional resources for both transgender patients and providers. Thus, an endocrinologist providing care to a transgender person will be able to use this single resource to address most of the patient’s needs. 

While Transgender Medicine is intended primarily for endocrinologists, this book will be also useful to primary care physicians, surgeons providing gender-confirming procedures, mental health professionals participating in the care of transgender persons, and medical residents and students.


Androgen exposure Estrogen therapy Fertility preservation Gender confirmation surgery Gender dysphoria Gender identity HIV Hormonal therapy Phalloplasty Testosterone therapy Transgender medicine Transgender person Vaginoplasty

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonid Poretsky
    • 1
  • Wylie C. Hembree
    • 2
  1. 1.Friedman Transgender Health and Wellness Program, Division of EndocrinologyLenox Hill Hospital, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Leonid Poretsky, MD, Northwell Health, Division of Endocrinology, Friedman Transgender Health and Wellness Program, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA

Wylie C. Hembree, MD, Columbia University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transgender Medicine
  • Book Subtitle A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Editors Leonid Poretsky
    Wylie C. Hembree
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-05682-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-05683-4
  • Series ISSN 2523-3785
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-3793
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 481
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Primary Care Medicine
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