Planning to Post-op for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Adults
Adapted from the more comprehensive A Practical Reference for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Adults, this book guides the reader chronologically through the long, complicated, and often confusing surgery process.
Learn what major masculinizing and feminizing surgery options and techniques are available for you, as well as how to choose a surgeon, pay for surgery, get healthy before and heal better after.
Richly illustrated and written in clear, accessible language with deep medical accuracy and compassion, this book is a must-read before your own surgery.
If you're a caregiver, partner or parent, it will give you confidence as an advocate. If you're a physician, ARNP or PA, or a mental health professional, you probably did not receive this training in medical school - and here's your chance to learn now.
“The kids have grown up, and they need a more detailed reference,” said Dr. Linda Gromko. The author picks up where her award-winning youth book leaves off, covering much of the same material but in far more detail. In her new 542-page book, A Practical Reference for Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Adults, Dr. Gromko brings new information on gender-affirming surgeries, non-surgical enhancements to presentation, sexuality, hormones, reproductive planning, PTSD, and more.
“I found the best medical illustrations available to make the details of gender-affirming surgeries more understandable,” Gromko said. “Plus, I’ve included Greyson Simon’s Transgender Language Primer as an up-to-date glossary, and the gorgeous paintings of Seattle artist Jacqui Beck.”
The reference draws from Dr. Gromko’s twenty-plus years of experience working with her transgender and gender-non-conforming patients. Physician and surgeon colleagues and Gromko’s clients weigh in to enrich this full reference. “I learned so much in writing this book, I can practically guarantee that the reader will learn some new information, regardless of their experience level.”
A Practical Guide For Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth, Their Parents & Everyone Else
Linda Gromko MD explains the basics of gender identity, sexual orientation, puberty, puberty blockers, hormone treatments, and gender affirming surgeries. She shares years of her patients’ wisdom and practical information on getting through every day in the best way possible—from coming out to parents, to school issues, to coping with depression, to love and sex.
We know that transgender kids and their families need specialized information. Alarmingly, the suicide attempt rate among trans youth is close to half! This book is intended to give gender non-conforming kids some of the information they need to grow to be happy, productive, loving and loved. It’s intended to provide the information we need as parents, educators, and health care providers to do better with and for our kids.
“A comfortably written guide that should prove to be a useful resource for anyone negotiating the complexities of a gender transition.”
“Honest, accurate, sensitive, and straightforward, Dr. Gromko’s advice and explanations are a breath of fresh air. ANYONE curious about this topic can benefit from her wisdom and clarity. Highly recommended!”
“Frank, thorough, and thoughtfully written using language that is understandable to youth.”
A basic overview of trans medicine, including language, hormone treatments, presentation and the basics of gender-affirming surgeries. This is a perfect introduction for anyone working with transgender patients or clients, or parents and family members.