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July 09th 2011:Transgender surgery: Not So Quick Change Artists

Men and women have very traditional roles in our society. However, some people are not comfortable with the gender that they are born into. There is a segment of our population that struggles with a desire to live as the opposite sex. Many of them choose to live secret lives and do so with great difficulty. Others seek counseling to learn to be more comfortable with their feelings. Many ultimately embrace their choice and undergo surgical transformation of their face and body. Join us this week as we learn more about this fascinating topic. We will hear from Lisette Lahana who counsels transge

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Dr. Joel Beck

As a physician and counselor, I am passionate about helping clients make smart choices about enhancing their natural beauty. For 10 years, my team at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery has helped patients from throughout the Bay Area achieve their goals by providing world-class plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments. Our focus on patient education is critical to helping clients fully understand the procedures we offer. Dr. Beck has authored numerous articles and is a frequent guest speaker at national meetings on topics of interest to plastic surgeons. The “Annals of Plastic Surgery” and the “Journal of Craniofacial Surgery” are a sample of his published works. Most recently Dr. Beck spoke at the
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Dr. Marci Bowers

Dr. Marci Bowers is a member of WPATH. With over 20+ years of experience as an OB/GYN, she took over the Gender Reassignment Surgery Department in Trinidad, Colorado in 2003 having been hand-picked by the legendary Dr. Stanley Biber. She has now performed over 850 primary MTF vaginoplasties and nearly 150 FTM reassignments. She performs more than 220 gender-related surgeries annually. Dr. Bowers recently relocated her surgical practice to the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Lisette Lahana

Lisette Lahana, hold a masters in social work from Smith College. Since 1999 she has been a licensed clinical social worker who provides psychotherapy for transgender and transsexual people, as well as for their partners and families. Ms. Lahana runs therapy groups for female partners of trans men as well as for those considering a gender transition. She has helped over 75 people make transitions and worked with over 200 transgender people. Since 2002 she has been a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. She frequently conducts gender evaluations for plastic surgeons, presents at conferences and trains healthcare providers on trans competent care. She found
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