Learning Resources — Transgender Health

Behavioral Health Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse People

In this webinar, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses behavioral health care for transgender and gender-diverse people at health centers. This session will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed environments within health centers in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes.

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Gender Diversity and Affirmation for Children and Adolescents

This webinar covers behavioral health considerations for gender diverse youth, pubertal blockade as part of a gender affirmation strategy, and a holistic care-team approach to working with gender diverse young people. Dr. Carswell and Dr. McGregor describe the team-based care approach used at Boston Children's Hospital's GEMS Clinic.

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Neurodiversity and the Gender-diverse Experience

This webinar addresses the intersectionality of LGBTQIA+ identity and neurodiversity. Dr. Gerrit van Schalkwyk discusses psycho-social implications for people who are sexual and gender minorities and also neurodiverse, and also talks about how to best serve these individuals. Janet Barbieri of the Autism/Aspergers Network of New England (AANE) addresses social supports for LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse people and the importance of community opportunities and engagement for these individuals. AANE Speaker's Bureau panelist Kendrick Cronin describes his experience as an LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse person, and talks about what he needs from his healthcare providers and his community.

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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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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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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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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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