Surgery

Below are resources available to surgical teams and their clients. To see a resource, click open a tab below.


Surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

The two support tools below are meant to help people prepare if they are having gender-affirming surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Here is a checklist of things to consider for individuals having gender-affirming surgery in BC during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Here is a checklist of things to consider for individuals who are travelling to Montreal for gender-affirming surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. 




Support tools

Gender-Affirming Patient Care in a Hospital Setting


Gender diverse people access hospitals and undergo medical and surgical procedures for a variety of reasons, just like the rest of the population. To ensure your patients have safer experiences and receive dignified care, prioritize safety and confidentiality by using the tips in this support tool.


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Resources for your clients

Chest Construction Surgery Resources

The Chest Construction Surgery Guide and Workbook are meant to help people understand and navigate the surgical journey related to Chest Construction Surgery. Everyone's experience is different, but these resources can be helpful during the surgical journey for individuals, their families, and care providers.


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Downloadable / Printable Support Tools:

This workbook is downloadable and printable so that you can take it with you when you go to appointments, for surgery, and so that information about healing is accessible to you when it may be harder to access a computer.


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Upper Surgery Patient Experience Survey

Have any of your clients had gender-affirming chest or breast surgery in BC since 2015?

They can tell us about their experience through the Trans Care BC Upper Surgery Patient Experience Survey and enter into a draw for a $25 Starbucks gift card. Feedback will be used to improve the surgical experience for future clients in BC.


Vaginoplasty / Vulvoplasty Resources

The Vaginoplasty and Vulvoplasy Guide and Workbook are meant to help people understand and navigate the surgical journey related to Vaginoplasty and Vulvoplasty Surgery. Everyone's experience is different, but these resources can be helpful during the surgical journey for individuals, their families, and care providers.


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Downloadable / Printable Support Tools:

This workbook is downloadable and printable so that you can take it with you when you go to appointments, for surgery, and so that information about healing is accessible to you when it may be harder to access a computer.


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General Surgical Resources

Here are downloadable / printable resources that can be handy for people accessing gender-affirming surgery(s).

Available webinars

Date: September, 2018


Click the image to begin the webinar.

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(Image links to Youtube)




Consultations for surgical teams

Trans Care BC offers education consultations to BC-based surgical centers and hospital teams performing gender-affirming procedures. Surgical teams interested in a consultation can Contact Us for inquiries.

In preparation for a scheduled education consultation, we highly recommend surgical teams review the above 23 minute video introduction to gender diversity for surgical staff. Pre-viewing this video will maximize the limited time available during the in-person education consultation with your team. 


Links to external resources

Rainbow Health Ontario (Canada)

Go to RHO Surgical Summary Sheets


Feedback welcomed

We believe your feedback is one of the best ways to improve our educational resources. Therefore, if you have any questions, comments, or suggested revisions, please email us at trans.edu@phsa.ca.



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