Learning Resources — Transgender Health

Engaging the Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children | 2021

This publication engages pediatric primary care providers, mental health providers, health center administrators and support staff in learning how to actively engage families
in the support of their transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) children, with the aim of improving the health outcomes for TGD youth. Providers will learn best practices for serving the families of TGD youth, and strategies for successfully providing resources and referrals in response to a variety of family and patient needs and priorities.

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Medical Care of Trans and Gender Diverse Adults

The Fenway Health Transgender Health Program (THP) produced these protocols for clinicians in primary care settings to best serve their Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) patients. The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and all people in our neighborhood and beyond. As part of that larger mission, the THP seeks to promote and support knowledgeable and comprehensive care to TGD persons in an environment that is comfortable, safe, and affirming.

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Healthcare for Transgender and Gender Diverse People

This module will guide learners through the basics of health care for transgender and gender diverse people. Participants will learn terminology, demographics and health disparities along with gender affirmation care and treatment.

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Centering Safety: Partnering with Black Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Communities to Promote Wellness

This panel-style webinar will explore the topic of safety for Black and African American transgender and gender diverse people. Expert panelists will provide insight into how health centers can partner with communities to promote safety and wellness, and to examine the role of structural and institutional violence as a social determinant of health. Participants will learn strategies for mitigating risk by identifying and supporting individual and community-level protective factors and strengths.

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Engaging Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

In this webinar, participants will learn strategies for engaging families and caregivers in supporting transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children and youth. Webinar attendees will explore best and promising practices for implementing interventions in order to decrease family rejection, improve physical and mental health outcomes, and ensure safe and stable housing for TGD youth.

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Mental Health for Transgender and Gender-diverse People (2021)

In this webinar, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian MD, MPH, will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories and HIV risk 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 healthcare organizations in order to optimize mental health and HIV-related outcomes.

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Behavioral Health Care Outside the Binary

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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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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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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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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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