Center for Gender Surgery | Research & Innovation

Research is an integral part of the Center for Gender Surgery. As we continue to grow, we will be investigating various facets of gender identify and gender affirmation procedures. Our areas of interest include:

  • Improving access to gender-affirming surgical options for transgender and gender non-conforming people
  • The intersection between fertility intentions among transgender and gender non-confirming young adults and their decision-making around surgical and medical gender affirmation procedures
  • The extent of the unmet need for gender-affirming medical and surgical procedures among gender-diverse people in New England
  • Educational interventions to facilitate a patient's ability to effectively care for themselves after gender-affirming surgical procedures
  • How experiences with medical providers affect the ways that transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families engage with preventive care

Recent publications

Our center publishes papers on a variety of topics related to gender. Recent publications include:

Boskey ER, Marron JM (2019) Identification before prescription: Necessary changes for the support of transgender youth. American Journal of Bioethics. 19(2):78-80. doi:10.1080/15265161.2018.155729

Boskey ER, Taghinia AT, Ganor O (2019) The Surgical Risk of Exogenous Hormone Use in Transgender Patients: A Systematic Review. JAMA Surgery. 154(2):159-69 doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.4598

Ganor O, Boskey ER (2019) Submitting Appropriately for Breast Surgery in Transmasculine Patients. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(1):254e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005159

Boskey ER, Taghinia A, Ganor O. (2018) Public Accommodation Laws and Gender Panic in the Inpatient Setting. AMA J Ethics. 20(11):E1067-1074 doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2018.1067