Let's talk about breasts: Breast care in transgender people from an internal medicine perspective

Research output: PhD ThesisPhd-Thesis - Research and graduation internal


Breasts are considered an important symbol of femininity in Western societies and therefore are an important topic to most trans women. When you read the title of this thesis, breast cancer, breast implants, or sex are probably one of the first things that come to mind. But breasts are interesting organs, and, as not everyone may know, are present in both men and women. In addition, breasts can cause various (health) problems, both somatic and psychological. Therefore, with this thesis, we would like to increase the knowledge on (factors that influence) breast development, satisfaction with breast size, and possible health complaints of breast tissue and breasts implants. The studies described in this thesis focus on breast care in transgender people from an internal medicine perspective. This knowledge may help to have an open conversation about breasts in the (outpatient) clinic and may help to expand the view about breasts in general. So, let’s talk about breasts!
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • den Heijer, Martin, Supervisor
  • Dreijerink, Koen, Co-supervisor
  • Wiepjes, Chantal, Co-supervisor
Award date23 Sept 2021
Print ISBNs9789464234282
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2021

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