ADVANCING EXCELLENCE
IN TRANSGENDER HEALTH
2020
Recorded Sessions

Primary Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse patients

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Julie covers current research and considerations for primary care and preventive screening for transgender and gender-diverse people. The benefits of an integrated approach to gender-affirming care within primary care are highlighted.

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Health Disparities, Stigma and Terminology

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Reisner covers basic terminology and discusses health disparities and stigma that transgender and gender-diverse people face.

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Creating an Inclusive and Affirming Environment for Transgender and Gender-diverse Patients

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Keuroghlian discusses ways to create an inclusive and welcoming environment at your health center, clinic or institution.

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

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Deutsch covers primary care and preventative health needs for transgender and non-binary people.

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Healthcare Experiences of Transgender Adults Community Panel

In this panel from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, transgender and gender-diverse panelists share both negative and positive experiences in accessing health care.

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Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy: Testosterone

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Julie discusses the use of testosterone with transgender and gender-diverse patients.

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Family Systems of Transgender Youth

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Katz-Wise demonstrates the relevance of using a family systems approach in clinical work with transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) youth and families, by identifying how family functioning is associated with mental health of TGD youth, and considering relationships among TGD youth and their caregivers.

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Providing Mental Health Assessments for Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Sarah reviews areas to cover when conducting an assessment of mental health and readiness for gender-affirming surgery referral letter requests. The session is presented through a lens of social justice, and from the perspective of providing trauma-informed and gender-affirming care. Aspects of the client-provider power differential and gatekeeping role are discussed. Participants will learn what questions to include in the assessment and how to ask clients such questions in order to support clients' goal(s) for gender- affirming surgeries, and identify insurance-based eligibility criteria for emotional and practical readiness for gender-affirming surgeries.

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Developmental Approaches to Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse Youth and Adolescents

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Forcier covers pediatric and adolescent gender development and walks through some patient narratives. The cases review emerging topics and recent papers to increase ability to serve youth in an evidenced based trans-affirmative model.

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Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse Communities

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Keuroghlian covers behavioral health for transgender and gender-diverse adults.

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Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy: Estrogen, Anti-Androgens, and Progesterone

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Julie Thompson discusses estrogen, anti-androgens and progesterone use.

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Gender-Affirmative Health Care

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Reisner provides an overview on gender-affirmative health care, including terminology, demographics and epidemiology.

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Adressing Implicit and Unconcious Bias

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Cei Lambert focuses particularly on provider bias and power dynamics and how bias shows up for transgender and gender-diverse clients.

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Taking a Sexual History for Transgender and Gender-Diverse People

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Radix covers the components of taking a comprehensive and affirming sexual history of transgender and gender-diverse people.

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Non-Medical Gender Affirmation

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Steph DeNormand discusses the variety of non-medical, non-surgical ways in which transgender and gender-diverse people affirm their gender. This includes the many techniques and tools TGD people may use, as well as important health information for all members of the care team to know.

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Feminizing Gender-Affirming Surgeries

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Bowers reviews current rationale for surgery, historical perspectives, and standards for care of the transgender surgical patient.

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Trauma-Informed Care for Trans and Gender-Diverse Individuals

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Potter discusses components of trauma-informed care for transgender and gender-diverse clients.

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PrEP and Transgender Communities: Evidence-Informed Practices

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Poteat reviews data on PrEP among transgender people, outlines current guidelines for PrEP use, and describes gender-affirming practices for PrEP implementation.

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Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Dalzell, Dr. Hunt and Kayti, describe best practices in addressing eating disorders and body dissatisfaction in gender and sexual minority populations. Suitable for beginning and intermediate clinicians, participants will learned about the relationship between body dissatisfaction and gender dysphoria. The session also covers ways in which medical providers can take steps to provide affirming and comprehensive care.

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Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Dalzell, Dr. Hunt and Kayti describe best practices in addressing eating disorders and body dissatisfaction in gender and sexual minority populations. Suitable for beginning and intermediate clinicians, participants will learned about the relationship between body dissatisfaction and gender dysphoria. The session also covers ways in which medical providers can take steps to provide affirming and comprehensive care.

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Intersex Healthcare Experiences Panel

In this panel from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, panelists share both negative and positive experiences in accessing health care related to intersex experience.

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Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Care for Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Henin covers behavioral health care approaches for transgender and gender-diverse youth and adolescents.

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Puberty Blockers and Hormone Therapy for Gender Diverse Youth and Adolescents

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Carswell discusses puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender and gender-diverse youth and adolescents.

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Engaging Leadership and Organizational Change

This is a discussion based session from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, designed to encourage attendees to take knowledge gained from the conference and prepare to apply this to their own care settings. Fenway Health will be used as a case study for discussion, and attendees are welcome to bring their own initiatives to workshop.

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Healthcare Experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-binary People of Color Panel

In this panel from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, transgender and gender-diverse BIPOC panelists share both negative and positive experiences in accessing health care.

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Emerging Topics in Trans Medicine Expert Panel

In this panel from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, experts in transgender and gender-diverse patient care discuss emerging topics in the field.

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Healthcare Experiences of Transgender and Gender-diverse Youth Community Panel

In this panel from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, transgender and gender-diverse youth panelists share both negative and positive experiences in accessing health care.

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Alternative Sexualities in Healthcare: Providing Affirming Care to Patients who Engage in Kink, BDSM, Fetish, Swinging, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, and Open Arrangements

This talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference will provide an overview of various alternative sexualities (including kink, BDSM, and fetish) and relationship arrangements (including non-monogamy, polyamory, and swinging). Participants will be introduced to the implications of discrimination against patients with alternative sexualities and relationship arrangements on healthcare, historically and currently. Presenters will share best practices for providing affirming care to these populations in physical and behavioral health.

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Reproductive Care and Obstetrics Beyond the Binary

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Viloria highlights reproductive care and obstetrics for transgender and gender-diverse people.

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What Providers Need to Know about Trans Legal Issues

Health care professionals play an important role not only in delivering health care, but also in assisting transgender patients with non-medical aspects of gender-affirmation. Health care professionals must provide documentation for insurance appeals, gender marker changes, or medical leave. Patients may tell providers of legal problems they are experiencing and ask for help with advocacy at school or work. Caring for minors raises challenges when parents disagree about treatments. In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, participants will gain a basic understanding of legal issues facing trans people and the current state of legal protections available so that you can become an effective advocate and resource for trans patients.

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Collecting Gender Identity Data in EHRs

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Chris Grasso and Danielle Funk discuss the importance of and how to collect gender identity data in EHRs.

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Behavioral Health Care Outside the Binary

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Chang covers how to break out of the binary when approaching behavioral health care for clients.

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