Media and Articles
It's been a while since we've checked these links or fired up the search engines and hunted for recent media articles. We'll get to it soon, promise. In the meantime, if you come across articles and media references (not personal websites or blogs, please, there are 100's of those) we'd love to hear about them
September 2010: Trans Mixer Show (audio)
SCC Interview with Dr. Marci Bowers - Davina and Nicki, from the Trans Mixer Show, sit down with Dr. Marci Bowers to ask about her transition to a new surgical location in San Mateo, California and partnership with Dr. Joel B. Beck.
March 2010: UNC (University of Northern Colorado) Mirror
Surgeon cuts to main point of transgender issues - Dr. Bowers visited the UNC campus and spoke to the student body
March 2010: Denver Post
Trinidad surgeon helps women escape past of mutilation - More coverage of Dr. Bower's work with victims of FGM (female genital mutilation)
February 2010: The Trinidad Times Independent
Recovery house serves patients of specialized surgery
January 2010: Tyra Banks Show
Dr,. Bowers will be featured on the show "We're 7 and 8 years old and we know we are transgender" on Wednesday, January 27, 2009. Check your local listings for time and channel. (CW Network)
November 2009: KKTV Southern Colorado
Living A Lie: Local Intersex Woman Shares Her Story - One of Dr. Bowers' patients; Dr. Bowers is quoted.
October 2009: Out.com
Dr. B and the Women
Trans surgeon Marci Bowers makes dreams come true in a small Colorado town known as America's gender reassignment capital. By T Cooper
October 2009: Newsweek
The Kindest Cut - In Colorado, a surgeon helps restore feeling - and so much more - to victims of female genital mutilation.
April 2009: Discovery Health
Transgender M.D. will re-air on Sunday, May 3 at 8:00 pm ET, and later that evening, at 12:00 midngiht on May 4th.
March 2009: Tyra Banks Show
Dr,. Bowers and Isis will be featured on the show on Monday,
March 30, 2009. Check your local listings for time and channel.
February 2009: Discovery Health
A new special on Dr. Marci Bowers called Transgender M.D. will air Thursday, February 12 at 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm ET.
October 2008: AP Entertainment
A short promo piece for "Sex Change Hospital" is online in the Celebrity Extra section.
September 2008: CBS News Sunday Morning
We've just learned that Dr. Bowers and Trinidad will be featured on CBS News Sunday Morning on Sunday, Sept 7th. Online here. Check your local listings for time and channel.
September 2008: Sex Change Hospital
The World of Wonder six-part documentary, Sex Change Hospital, filmed in Trinidad CO, is scheduled to be aired on WEtv in October.
- Episode 1: 10/14 @ 11 pm and 2 am, and 10/21 @ 12 midnight
- Episode 2: 10/21 @ 11 pm and 2 am, and 10/28 @ 12 midnight
- Episode 3: 10/28 @ 11 pm and 2 am
- Episode 4: not yet scheduled
- Episode 5: not yet scheduled
- Episode 6: not yet scheduled
More information: IMDB Page
April 2008: Trannyweb.com
The Trannyweb Celebrity Interview - Dr Marci Bowers
February 2008: Tyra Banks Show
"Inside the Operation Room for a Sex Change" will debut Tuesday,
February 26, 2008. Check your local listings for time and channel.
January 2008: MSNBC
"Girls Will Be Boys" (no link so far) will debut Sunday,
January 20th (9:00 p.m.) on MSNBC (after several delays and postponements). We expect that it will be re-run several times; and the initial air date may change.
November 2007: YouTube has a number of clips, mostly excerpts from the BBC's Sex Change Hospital:
September 2007: Oprah
Dr. Bowers was part of a broadcast on families with transgender children, tentatively slated for broadcast on Sept 28th
July 2007: Denver Post (Denver, CO)
Trinidad's transgender rock star by Douglas Brown (July 1, 2007) and also: Photo Essay: A Transgender Journey by
Glenn Asakawa (July 1, 2007)
June 2007: Paula Zahn: Now
Dr. Bowers and Trinidad were spotlighted during a 6/27 broadcast that also featured Susan Stanton and a young MTF whose parents have supported her transition as a child.
June 2007: Tiger Lily Films
Press Release for ALEXIS ARQUETTE: SHE’S MY BROTHER Producer Nikki Parrott also visited the town of Trinidad in Colorado, dubbed 'The Transsexual Capital of the World' to get an expert opinion from Dr. Marci Bowers, herself transgender and one of America's leading sex reassignment surgeons.
May 2007: World of Wonder
Sex Change Hospital Premieres on More4 (UK) on May 23rd and June 6th, and the first episode will have its North American premiere at Frameline in San Francisco on Saturday, June 23, 2007.
May 2007: Clitoraid.org (Las Vegas, NV)
'Pleasure Hospital' in Burkina Faso to Restore Clitoral Functioning for Women Mutilated in Childhood Clitoraid Press Release (May 16, 2007)
April 2007: Tyra Banks Show
"My Identical Twin Sister is Now My Brother"
Dr. Bowers appears briefly (Aired April 16, 2007)
February 2007: PDXguide.com (Portland, OR)
CHANGING GENDER -- Counselor, surgeon, transgender doctor by Laura-Claire Corson (February 28, 2007)
November 2006: San Francisco Bay Times
Trans Surgeon Keeps Small Town On Map by Jacob Anderson-Minshall (November 23, 2006)
November 2006: Susan's Radio Show
Episode #6 Guest: Dr. Marci Bowers (Monday, 27 November 2006)
September 2006: ColoradoOUTSpoken
Gender Reassignment - Via YouTube, an interview with Dr. Bowers and patient Nicole Garcia
August 2006: Gay into Straight America
Two Women and a Poodle visit Trinidad, CO (August 3, 2006 update)
Coming Soon: Documentary: Best Kept Secret
The film-makers are keeping a diary of their production which is informative and regularly updated
April 2006: Rocky Mountain Collegian
Surgeon Speaks for T'BGLAD by Natasha Grunden - Online
Late 2005: TransGeneration
One of the featured transpersons has her surgery in Trinidad with Dr. Bowers - Amazon
October 2005: Albino Crow Photography
Best for Last: Sex Change Surgery in San Mateo, CAlorado by Jan Sturmann - Online
July 2005: Between the Lines / Pridesource.com
Hotter Than July! to host Transgender Summmit by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman - Online or see Page 10 (article alone) here
June 2005: Pueblo Chieftain
Trinidad's Clergy Fight 'Sex-change Capital' Label by Mike Garrett - Online
June 2005: Pueblo Chieftain
Sex-change Surgeries give Boost to Economy by Mike Garrett - Online
Note: We've included these articles because they are recent and relavent, but please know that Dr. Bowers and her staff have great support from the residents of Trinidad and the staff of Mt. San Rafael Hospital. The support (letters, email, and calls) from members of the community and allies have been wonderful. Thanks for your support. Just know that the rumors of a culture war in Trinidad have been somewhat overblown, both in this article and in the trans community's reaction to it.
March 5-6, 2005: Discovery Health Channel
Look for the documentary Switching Sexes: The Aftermath featuring Dr. Bowers (and who else, we are not sure). For people who find that their mind's identity and physical sex are mismatched, sexual reassignment surgery is a viable solution. Follow two transsexual men as they struggle through the heartache and sacrifice of becoming female.
January 2005: Business Insurance
Price Hhike Clips Gender Mender by Joanne Wojcik - Online
December 2004: Pueblo Chieftain
Sex-change Surgeon Takes Down Shingle by Mike Garrett - Online
November 2004: Dr. Bowers' keynote address from the 2004 Fall Harvest event (Omahga, NE) is available online in PDF Format (26K)
November 2004: A Star is Born
Dr. Bowers has a small role, and acted as a technical consultant, for CSI: Las Vegas's 100th episode, slated to air November 18th. Titled "Ch-ch-changes", it wraps a good bit of positive information around the decidedly negative plot element of a transgendered woman's murder. Find out more about this episode here, here (spoilers), and of course on the official CSI website here. Finally, there is an Entertainment Tonight page and interview (Dr. Bowers and Calpernia Addams) available online here.
September 2004:Technical Consultant
Dr. Bowers has been retained by television series CSI and Law and Order as an advisor on upcoming episides that address transgender issues or contain transgendered protaganists. Stay tuned...
August 2004: Colorado Rocky Mountain News
Part1: Joined in wedlock, separated by sex - Couple struggles to cope with life-altering surgery by Joanne Kelley - Online
Part 2: For Dr. Marci Bowers, it was a natural match by Joanne Kelley - Online
Part 3: Sex-change 'king' just an old country doctor again by Ann Carnahan - Online
July 2004: Colorado Springs Independent
Bye Bye Biber: An exit interview with the man who made Trinidad the sex change capital of the world by Noel Black - Online
July 2004: Denver Westword
The Doctor Is Out: Trinidad's transgendered sex-change surgeon knows what her patients are going through by
Alan Prendergast - Online
February 9-10, 2004: The Learning Channel
Look for the documentary The Sex Change Capitol of the World featuring Dr. Bowers, Dr. Biber, Trinidad CO, as well as good segments on FFS (Dr. Ousterhout) and Speech Pathologist Sandy Hirsch. It originally aired Nov 4-5, 2003, and will probably run again. You can find out more information at Spine Films - click on the On Television menu choice.
Winter 2004: Transgender Tapestry
Read "There's a New Doc in Town, and She's One of Us!" by Monica F. Helms in the latest issue. Ask for this transgender community "paper of record" at your local bookstore or GLBT shop. Better yet, visit the IFGE website and subscribe so you do not miss a single issue!
December 15, 2003: GenderTalk Radio
Gordene MacKenzie and Nancy Nangeroni interview Dr. Marci Bowers and a recent patient as she recovers at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad CO. Stream it from the archives here.
November 2003: Trans World News
Dr. Marci Bowers Upfront and Personal - Interview by Yasmene Jabarby
Thursday, Sept 11, 2003: HBIGDA Symposium, Ghent, Belgium
Presenting: The Evolving Standards of Care / Public Perceptions of Transgendered Diversity. Download a PDF version of this presentation here (55K)
August 2003: Transgender Community News
Interview with Dr. Marci Bowers by Rachel Holly Miller - PDF Format (527K)