In this two part series, The National LGBT Health Education Center and the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders provide guidance on how to care for the sexual health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ older adults.
Learning Resources — Webinars in Transgender Health
Cei Lambert, Program Manager for the National LGBT Health Education Center, discusses insurance barriers and navigation solutions for assisting gender diverse patients in accessing gender-affirming care.
In this webinar, Ruben Hopwood, MDiv, PhD and Steph DeNormand present on aspects of navigating medical gender affirmation. Topics will include options for gender affirmation, criteria for accessing gender confirmation surgeries, and how to locate up to date information on insurance for their state and coverage area.
Transgender people have unprecedented access to medical care, but pervasive health disparities persist. Widespread discrimination in health insurance, employment, housing and education, and barriers to obtaining accurate identity documents continue to undermine the health of transgender people. Health care providers play an important role in connecting patients to needed legal services. This can be effectively accomplished through integrated services of a medical-legal partnership that specifically meets the needs of transgender patients.