Keynote Speaker, Dr. Marci L Bowers
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Dr. Marci Bowers is a highly regarded OB/GYN and a pelvic and gynecologic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience in Women’s Healthcare, and is known internationally for her restorative work with survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).   She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and an OB/GYN product of the University of Washington in Seattle. Following residency, Dr. Bowers remained in Seattle where she practiced as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at The Polyclinic and Swedish Medical Center.

She spent several years in practice in Trinidad, Colorado before relocating in 2010 to the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2007 Dr. Bowers became an international authority on clitoral reconstruction for women who have suffered Female Genital Mutilation, one of few surgeons worldwide performing functional FGM reversal. She is also a regional expert in aesthetic vulvar surgery and has a history of many years in working with gynecologic issues across the full spectrum.  She currently has her private practice at the Bay Area Reproductive Healthcare and Surgery in Northern California.

Dr. Bowers is the recipient of several awards and honors in the medical arena.  She is affiliated with many hospitals, including the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center (Sutter Health) in Burlingame, California.  Dr. Bowers is a member of the San Mateo Medical Association, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She serves on several committees in the medical community, and has appeared on such programs as CSI, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, The Tyra Banks Show, The Doctors Show, BBC and most recently, Inside Story on Al Jazeera USA.