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Breast reduction as gender-affirming chest surgery in non-binary patients: Addressing the needs of a growing population

Published:November 30, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2022.11.056
      Around 1.2 million adults in the United States identify as non-binary, with 76% between the ages of 18–29.
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      • Hammack P.L.
      • Morrow Q.J.
      • Wilson B.D.M.
      • ST Russell
      Narratives of gender, sexuality, and community in three generations of genderqueer sexual minorities.
      Consequently, the number of non-binary or agendered patients seeking gender-affirming surgery is expected to rise.
      • Koehler A.
      • Eyssel J.
      • Nieder T.O.
      Genders and individual treatment progress in (non-)binary trans individuals.
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      • Cuccolo N.G.
      • Kang C.O.
      • Boskey E.R.
      • et al.
      Masculinizing chest reconstruction in transgender and nonbinary individuals: An analysis of epidemiology, surgical technique, and postoperative outcomes.
      Gender-affirming chest surgery is a fundamental component of treatment for gender dysphoria. An increasing number of patients presenting for gender-affirming chest surgery identify as non-binary. Therefore, understanding the unique medical and surgical needs of this patient population is critical.

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