Learning Resources — Transgender Health

Providing Mental Health Assessments for Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters

In this talk from the 2021 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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Behavioral Health Care for Transgender Adults

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In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, 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-Affirmative Health Care

In this talk from the 2021 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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Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy: Estrogen, Anti-Androgens, and Progesterone

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In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Julie Thompson discusses estrogen, anti-androgens and progesterone use.

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Emerging Topics in Trans Medicine – Expert Panel Discussion

In this panel from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, experts in transgender and gender-diverse patient care discuss emerging topics in the field.

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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 2021 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 for Transgender and Gender-diverse People

In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Drs. Viloria and Grimstad highlight reproductive care and obstetrics for transgender and gender-diverse people.

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Puberty Blockers and Hormone Therapy for Gender Diverse Youth and Adolescents

In this talk from the 2021 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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Healthcare Experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-binary People of Color Panel

In this panel from the 2021 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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Decolonizing Gender: How Mental Health Providers Can Break Out of the Binary

In this talk from the 2021 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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