Learning Resources — Transgender Health

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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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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Navigating Gender Affirming Care

In this webinar, Ruben Hopwood, MDiv, PhD and Steph DeNormand present on aspects of navigating medical gender affirmation. Topics will include options for gender affirmation, criteria for accessing gender confirmation surgeries, and how to locate up to date information on insurance for their state and coverage area.

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Providing Mental Health Assessments for Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters

In this webinar, Sarah Eley, LICSW will discuss the process of providing mental health assessments for transgender and gender diverse people who are seeking a letter(s) of referral for gender affirming surgeries.  Guidance will be provided on the steps within an assessment as well as considerations for administrative systems which can ease the process. The webinar will also address the presence of the power differential and providing assessments from a gender informed and affirming perspective.

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Transgender Legal Services and Medical-Legal Partnerships

Transgender people have unprecedented access to medical care, but pervasive health disparities persist. Widespread discrimination in health insurance, employment, housing and education, and barriers to obtaining accurate identity documents continue to undermine the health of transgender people. Health care providers play an important role in connecting patients to needed legal services. This can be effectively accomplished through integrated services of a medical-legal partnership that specifically meets the needs of transgender patients.

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Behavioral Health Care for Transgender Adults

In this webinar, Dr. Keuroghlian will discuss behavioral health care needs for transgender adults and best practices, including adaptation of a minority stress framework in clinical practice, treatment for depression and anxiety, addressing substance use disorders, implementing principles of trauma-informed care, and considerations related to suicide prevention. The webinar will also address the role that behavioral health clinicians play in the gender affirmation process.

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Creating a Transgender Health Program at Your Health Center

In this guide, we provide a framework for building a health program for transgender and gender diverse patients at your health center. There is no "one size fits all" approach to this work, but there are certain building blocks from which to create your own program that supports the gender diverse people in your community.

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What Health Care Providers Need to Know About Transgender Legal Issues

In this talk, Noah Lewis discusses legal issues that transgender people face and how health care providers play an important role in connecting patients to needed legal services including health insurance, employment, housing and education, and obtaining accurate identity documents.

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The Global Trans Community Responding to HIV

In this talk, JoAnne Keatley, MSW, discusses how transgender and non-binary communities are engaging in self-advocacy around HIV prevention, treatment, and research. Keatley focuses particularly on IRGT, a global network of transwomen and HIV, and how this international organization focuses on HIV prevention and treatment that is tailored to the particular needs of transgender women. Some of the other issues addressed by Keatley include how transmasculine people are working to have their identities acknowledged in data collection so that they are not grouped with cisgender men who have sex with men, how many transgender-led organizations are working to simultaneously address human rights issues alongside HIV work, and how peer-led education strategies can be extremely effective in combating HIV in transgender communities.

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