University Hospitals urologist, Shubham Gupta, MD, discusses gender dysphoria, a medical term used to describe a condition in which a person’s gender identity – an internal and innate sense of oneself as being male or female – is incompatible with the external sexual characteristics present at birth. Any surgical procedure designed to align a person’s internal sense of self with their external physical and sexual characteristics is known as gender affirmation surgery. UH LGBQ GenderCare is the only comprehensive program in the Northeast Ohio region offering phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, vaginoplasty and other FTM and MTF genital gender affirmation procedures.