TRANS ARC believes that researchers need to investigate the experiences and outcomes of genital gender-affirming surgery (GGAS, also called bottom or lower surgery) from the perspective of the trans & non-binary (TGNB) community.

Who We Are

TRANS ARC is a group of advocates, trans community members, researchers and clinicians from across the United States dedicated to improving trans surgical care and outcomes.

Our Work

TRANS ARC focuses on research around genital gender-affirming surgery, or GGAS. GGAS is sometimes referred to as bottom or lower surgery, and includes phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, vaginoplasty and vulvoplasty.

We want to better understand how these surgeries affect the lives of the people getting surgery, their support system, and their community. 

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Transgender and Nonbinary Surgery Allied Research Collective

Who We Are
Our Work

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Support of TRANS ARC includes a PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) Engagement Award and Oregon Health & Science University

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