Gender affirmation workshop at Kolkata’s Apollo Gleneagles
The West Bengal Chapter of Plastic Surgeons held a workshop on Gender Affirmation Surgeries (sex change) at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata. Dr Richie Gupta, Director and HOD, Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery and Dr Rajat Gupta, Senior Consultant, Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh were invited to this event as speakers.
Dr Richie Gupta opened the session with a talk on Introduction to Transsexualism and its Management. This was followed by a short lecture on Mental Health Aspects in Gender Affirmation by Dr Ujjaini Srimani, a local psychiatrist. In addition, a talk on Gender Incongruence – Endocrine Perspectives by Dr Anirban Majumder, a local faculty, was also organised. The highlight of the workshop was an informative and interactive panel discussion where the participants Dr Richie Gupta, Dr Ujjaini Srimani, Dr Anirban Majumder and advocate Kaushik Gupta shared their perspectives on surgical interventions around gender affirmation and related issues around its management in the Indian context. At the workshop, Dr Gupta also spoke on Surgical management of transsexualism which was followed by two video presentations on phalloplasty by Dr Gupta and feminising genitoplasty by Dr Rajat Gupta.