Gender Confirmation Surgery: Male-to-Female (MTF) and Female-to-Male (FTM)
The purpose of this course is to define the terms and explain the history, the motivation, the implications, and the procedures for gender/sex confirmation surgery (GCS) for both males to females (MTF) and females to males (FTM).

Course Publication Date: August 28, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:MTF073018
Contact Hours:5.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Career and Self
Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Learning Objectives
  • Explain gender dysphoria.
  • Discuss the history of gender confirmation surgery.
  • Discriminate among the various terms related to sexual identity
  • List at least 5 issues related to sex reassignment.
  • Discuss the primary reasons for GCS.
  • List the 6 primary steps to Standards of Care for GCS.
  • Explain the use of hormones in GCS, identifying both reversible and irreversible changes.
  • Describe the most common surgical procedures for both male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) sex reassignment.
  • Describe methods used to approximate male or female appearance and/or function.
  • Discuss post-surgical issues of both MTF and FTM.


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