Learning Resources — LGBTQIA+ Youth

Gender Diverse Youth: Blockers and Hormones

In this presentation, Dr. Jeremi Carswell discusses gender diverse treatment in youth and the rational for certain therapies and discusses the different therapies, focusing on blockers.

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Suicide Risk and Prevention for LGBTQ Patients

This publication offers a brief summary of what is known about suicidal behavior and risk among LGBTQ people, followed by information and resources for health centers to help both young and old LGBTQ people get support and tap into internal and community resilience.

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Addressing Obesity, Feeding and Eating Disorders, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder among LGBTQ Youth

Many young LGBTQ people contend with bullying, rejection, and other identity-related stressors at school and at home. For some, these challenges negatively affect their eating behaviors and body image, which can lead to excessive weight gain or loss, as well as eating and feeding disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. This webinar will teach providers how to use a culturally-responsive approach to preventing, identifying, and treating obesity, eating and feeding disorders, and body dysmorphic disorder among LGBTQ youth .We will also discuss pediatric endocrinology considerations as they relate to weight/gain and obesity among transgender youth.

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Addressing Eating Disorders, Body Dissatisfaction, and Obesity Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Sexual and gender minority (SGM) people experience higher rates of eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, and obesity compared to the general population. In this clinical brief, primary care and behavioral health providers will discover how these issues manifest in different subgroups of SGM adolescents and young adults, and will learn ways to address these conditions using affirming and effective treatments.

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Gender Nonconforming Youth in Pediatrics & Primary Care: Opportunities for Better Outcomes

This session offers strategies for providers to provide inclusive, welcoming care to gender diverse children, teens, and young adults. Dr. Forcier reviews developmental models, discusses how providers can explore gender expansiveness with youth and their parents, reviews pubertal blockade options, and discusses the importance of parental support of gender nonconforming children.

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Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Clinical Settings

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth (12-24 years) must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual and gender minority identities. As a result, many LGBT youth are at higher risk for certain behavioral and emotional issues, homelessness, as well as bullying and other forms of victimization. This module discusses the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBT youth, and describes ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Through sensitive, confidential communication with LGBT youth, clinicians can become a vital source of support for this vulnerable population.

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