US News & World Report:
Transgender patients are now facing extensive surgery wait times. And without proper training, surgeons are doing more harm than good.
Transgender patients are now facing extensive surgery wait times – spanning anywhere from two to four years – given there are very few surgeons in this highly specialized field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and urology.
To make matters worse, severely undertrained surgeons have started to enter the specialty to help meet the demand – which, as you can imagine, is an invitation to dire consequences.