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Getting sex reassignment surgery  
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/library/tcpdocs/consumer/getting_surgery.pdf
Provides information to trans adults who have already decided they want to have sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and are looking for information about how to get it. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Axillary dissection  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/data/158/3/DC1/5
Provides information needed by patients with breast cancer (stages I and II) and their physicians when deciding whether axillary dissection should be carried out. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Reducing anxiety before surgery   
http://www.informedhealthonline.org/item.aspx?tabid=9&hottopic=100106&version=full&series=Surgery
Provides a brief introduction to anxiety and how it relates to surgeries. Lists a variety of methods for reducing anxiety before a surgery including information and interventions, relaxation techniques, and anti-anxiety drugs. Includes information for reducing the anxiety of children prior to a surgery. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Getting ready for surgery   
http://www.informedhealthonline.org/item.aspx?tabid=9&hottopic=100105&version=full&series=Surgery
Provides a number of methods that people can use to lessen the risks of complications during surgery, including quitting smoking, the self-donation of blood, and reviewing any medicines before a surgery. Advises that people make sure that all pre-operative health tests are necessary and to plan early for post operative support. (See Details)
Published: 2003
My breasts, my choice: journeys through surgery
Looks at both the emotional and practical issues faced by individuals undergoing breast surgery.
Published: 2003
Care of the patient undergoing sex reassignment surgery (SRS)  
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/library/tcpdocs/guidelines-surgery.pdf
Provides guidelines for the recommendation of SRS, feminizing and masculinizing surgical procedures, expected course and recovery, risks and complications, and revisional surgery that may be required. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Surgery: a guide for FTMs  
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/library/tcpdocs/consumer/surgery-FTM.pdf
Provides information for people in the female-to-male (FTM) spectrum who are considering sex reassignment surgery (SRS). (See Details)
Published: 2006
Surgery: a guide for MTFs  
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/library/tcpdocs/consumer/surgery-MTF.pdf
Provides information for people in the male-to-female (MTF) spectrum who are considering sex reassignment surgery (SRS). (See Details)
Published: 2006