Frances Grimstad MD, MS

Faculty, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Frances Grimstad (she/her) engages in clinical and research work surrounding transgender and intersex reproductive health. She has been involved in trans health advocacy since her own adolescence, when she decided to pursue medicine to address disparities in care faced by these communities. Her interests center around optimizing reproductive health outcomes for both populations including hormonal and menstrual management, surgical care and family planning.

Representative Publications

  1. Krampasky C, Harris M, Abern L, Grimstad FW. Contraception across the transmasculine spectrum. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019 Aug 5 doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.07.043 [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Grimstad FW, Fowler K, New E, Unger C, Pollard R, Chapman G, Hochberg L, Gomez-Lobo V, Gray M. Uterine Pathology in Transmasculine Persons on Testosterone: a retrospective multicenter case series. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019
  3. Stowell J, Grimstad FW, Kirkpatric DL, Brown LR, Santucci RA, Patel AK, Phillips J, Ferreira MA, Ferreira FR, Ban AH, Baroni RH, Wu CC, Reid SA. Imaging Transgender Patients: Use of Imaging After Gender Affirming Surgery (Accepted for publication in Radiographics)
  4. Gaddis M, Grimstad FW. Emergency Care of the Transgender Patient in: Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 9th Ed. McGraw Hill. Edited by David Cline. In Press 2018
  5. Stowell JT, Grimstad FW, Kirkpatrick DL, Brown LR, Flores E. Serving the Needs of Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons in Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol 2019 Apr 16 (4 Pt A):533-535. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.12.050
  6. Kirkpatrick DL, Stowell J, Grimstad FW, Brown E, Fishback S, Lemons SL. Creating A Transgender-Inclusive Interventional Radiology Department. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2019 Jun;30(6):928-931. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2018.12.033
  7. Grimstad FW. Connect the dots-March 2017: Informed consent in the medical care of transgender care and gender non-conforming patients. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar; 129(3):578-579
  8. Grimstad FW, Satterwhite CL, Wieneke C. Assessing Residency Program approaches to the Transgender Health CREOG Objective. Transgender Health. 2016 Mar 1;1(1):69-74. doi: 10.1089/trgh.2015.0011

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