Learning Resources — Webinars in Transgender Health

Assessment and Care for Transgender Clients in the Setting of Severe Mental Illness or Trauma

In this talk, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian will help participants assess, diagnose, and treat transgender clients with co-occurring severe mental illness or posttraumatic stress symptoms, in the context of the adverse effects of everyday discriminatory experiences.

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Transgender People and HIV

In this talk Dr. Asa Radix will help participants understand how the HIV epidemic affects transgender people by examining the barriers to care for those newly diagnosed, specific strategies for medication adherence, and gender-affirmation strategies to improve health care experiences.

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If You Have It, Check It: Overcoming Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening with Patients on the Female-to-Male Transgender Spectrum

The majority of FTM transgender individuals retain a cervix and can therefore develop cervical cancer. Because of this, national guidelines recommend that transgender men with a cervix follow the same screening protocol as non-transgender women. However, a recent research study found that Fenway Health patients who identify on the female-to-male (FTM) transgender spectrum have over 10 times higher odds of having an inadequate Papanicolaou (Pap) test compared to female patients. In this webinar, experts in the fields of medicine and research will share primary and secondary cervical cancer prevention strategies and will identify strategies that providers can use to address barriers to optimal screening and prevention in FTM patients.

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Gender Nonconforming Youth in Pediatrics & Primary Care: Opportunities for Better Outcomes

This session offers strategies for providers to provide inclusive, welcoming care to gender diverse children, teens, and young adults. Dr. Forcier reviews developmental models, discusses how providers can explore gender expansiveness with youth and their parents, reviews pubertal blockade options, and discusses the importance of parental support of gender nonconforming children.

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Primary and Preventative Care Needs of Transgender People

In this talk, Julie Thompson, PA, provides insight into the unique primary and long-term preventative care needs unique to transgender patients; such as cancer risks, cardiovascular risks, and sexual health needs.

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Gender-affirming Hormone Therapy

In this talk, Dr. Tim Cavanaugh will help participants to identify the risks & benefits of gender-affirming hormone therapy, and be able to design a plan of care that incorporates established guidelines.

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Surgical Gender Affirmation

In this talk Dr. Tim Cavanaugh and Dr. Ruben Hopwood will discuss how to become familiar with the variety of options available for gender affirming surgeries, and provide insight into the benefits, risks, and outcomes possible

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