Ethical Issues in Gender Surgery

June 13, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm

David A. Diamond, MD
Professor of Surgery (Urology), Harvard Medical School and Urologist-in-Chief and Associate Clinical Ethicist, Boston Children's Hospital

Jonathan Marron, MD, MPH
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Clinical Ethicist, Boston Children's Hospital

Amir Taghinia, MD
Attending Physician and Associate Professor, Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Christine Mitchell, RN, MS, MTS
​Executive Director of the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Abstract: Using a case presentation, this session debates the proposition that surgical reconstruction of an infant with atypical genitalia is ethically justified. In addition, there will be a discussion of the ethical considerations in establishing a (trans-) gender-affirming surgical center within a children’s hospital.

This is the second of four sessions on surgical ethics. Register here.

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Presented by the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics' Surgical Ethics Working Group

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