Learning Resources — Transgender Health

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Supporting Whole Person Gender Affirming Perioperative Health and Care (2020)

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Dr. Madeline Deutsch reviews key factors in gender-affirming surgeries, including WPATH surgery clearance, holistic perioperative approaches, and potential complications. Dr. Deutsch also uses case-based learning to answer common questions and concerns.

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Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (2020)

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Julie Thompson reviews the process of initiating hormone therapy through the informed consent model, provides an overview of masculinizing and feminizing hormone therapy, reviews realistic expectations and benefits of hormone therapy versus their associated risks, and discusses recommendations for monitoring.

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Transgender Health (2020)

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Dr. Sari Reisner defines terminology relevant to transgender and nonbinary health, reviews the epidemiology and etiology of health inequities, and discusses gender-affirming clinical care and research within the framework of health equity.

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Sexual Health for Transgender and Gender-Diverse People (2020)

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Dr. Asa Radix discusses the epidemiology of STIs among transgender people, and reviews gender- and anatomy-based guidelines for patients of transgender experience.

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Trauma-Informed Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse People (2020)

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Dr. Jennifer Potter discusses how traumatic experiences can interfere with the formation of therapeutic patient-provider relationships, and describes how a universal trauma-informed approach can enhance engagement of transgender and gender-diverse patients into care.

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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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