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We provide educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.

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New Article: The Context, Science and Practice of Gender-Affirming Care

In “The Context, Science and Practice of Gender-Affirming Care,” commentary authors Alex S. Keuroghlian, JoAnne Keatley, Simran Shaikh and Asa E. Radix, posit that gender-affirming care for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people should be inclusive, community led and evidence informed to support mental health and wellbeing. This article outlines the evolution of gender-affirming care since the 1930s and emphasizes psychological, social, legal, medical and surgical affirmation within the contexts of culturally responsive healthcare environments, as well as broader policies and laws that support and protect gender diversity locally, nationally and globally.

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New Article: Moving Beyond Psychiatric Gatekeeping for Gender-Affirming Surgery

In “Moving Beyond Psychiatric Gatekeeping for Gender-Affirming Surgery,” commentary authors Drs. Alex S. Keuroghlian and Catherine A. Wu offer a discussion of the phenomenon of clinical gatekeeping in the context of accessing gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) or gender-affirming surgery (GAS), in contrast to what might be considered reasonable precautions to ensure candidacy. The article details the recent changes in requirement guidance issued by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) “Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Version 8” (SOC8), and the way in which this shift reflects a move towards an informed consent model for gender-affirming care. The article authors offer their recommendations for an optimized informed consent approach to GAS to further mitigate the harms of psychiatric gatekeeping.

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HIV and Monkeypox

In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Ard will discuss monkeypox and HIV. In the 2022 global monkeypox outbreak, people with HIV represented approximately 40% of those with monkeypox. In this clinically-focused webinar, participants will learn up-to-date information about the epidemiology, manifestations, testing, treatment, and prevention of monkeypox, with a focus on care for those with or at risk for HIV.

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