Learning Resources — Transgender Health

Affirmative Services for Transgender and Gender Diverse People – Best Practices for Frontline Health Care Staff

This publication provides best practices and guidance for frontline healthcare staff on how to best serve transgender and gender diverse patients. Topics covered include gender affirming language, asking about sexual orientation and gender identity data, asking for name and pronouns used, and more. The publication features a quick-reference sheet that can be removed and posted in a workspace.

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Caring for the Sexual Health of LGBTQIA+ Older Adults – Part 1

In this two part series, The National LGBT Health Education Center and the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders provide guidance on how to care for the sexual health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ older adults.

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Physical Therapy and Gender Affirmation

Holly Herman, DPT, discusses the components of physical therapy involved in intra-, pre-, and post-operative care for gender affirmation as well as evaluation and treatment for these types of therapy.

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Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction

In this presentation, Dr. Stacy Hunt, and Kayti Protos, LICSW, discuss the interaction between gender dysphoria, gender minority stressors, and eating disorders. They will explain the core components of the Gender Minority Stress Model and its impact on body dissatisfaction and how to apply a gender-affirmative approach to traditional practices for working with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders with transgender and gender expansive clients.

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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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Primary and Preventative Health Care for Transgender and Non-Binary People

In this presentation, Dr. Maddie Deutsch presents on providing primary and preventative health care for transgender and non-binary people. She will discuss cardiovascular risk and approaches to primary prevention in transgender people using hormones, cancer screening needs and considerations in transgender populations and bone health considerations in transgender populations.

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Insurance Considerations for Navigating Gender-affirming Care

Cei Lambert, Program Manager for the National LGBT Health Education Center, discusses insurance barriers and navigation solutions for assisting gender diverse patients in accessing gender-affirming care.

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Building Your Family: LGBTQ Reproductive Options

Dr. Rebekah Viloria, OBGYN at Fenway Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, presents the most up-to-date options and strategies for LGBTQ people to build a family. This webinar covers options for conception including alternative insemination, IVF, IUI, and more.

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Addressing HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections among LGBTQ People: A Primer for Health Centers

Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people face an increased risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The increased risk of HV and STIs in these populations stems from both social and biological factors.Health center clinicians can help address HIV and STIs among LGBTQ people by screening appropriately based on a comprehensive sexual history, providing culturally appropriate safer sex counseling, and offering biomedical prevention strategies, such as vaccinations and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HV (PrEP).

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Behavioral Health Assessments and Referral for Gender-Affirming Surgery

In this webinar Dr. Ruben Hopwood discusses gender dysphoria, surgical options and eligibility criteria for gender-affirming surgery. It also addresses basic mental health assessments and how to write referral letters.

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