Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Optimizing Transgender Health: A Core Course for Health Care Providers

Introducing TransTalks – a new online training series on the health care needs of the transgender community for medical professionals. This new series, featuring presentations given by nationally-recognized experts at Fenway’s 2015 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Conference, covers topics critical to the foundation of quality care for the transgender community, and and will provide free continuing education credits for medical professionals.

The training, comprised of six videos, each dedicated to a critical topic – from primary and preventative care to surgical options and hormone treatments; to caring for youth and adolescents and case scenarios – will be made available over the next three weeks, with two videos released every week.

Gender Affirmative Health Care with Dr. Ruben Hopwood and Dr. Sari Resiner
This session will help participants to develop a common core of knowledge and understanding of transgender community demographics, terminology, and unique barriers to care the transgender community faces.

Cross Sex Hormone Therapy with Dr. Tim Cavanaugh
This session will help participants to identify the risks & benefits of cross sex hormone therapy, and be able to design a plan of care that incorporates established guidelines.

Surgical Gender Affirmation with Dr. Tim Cavanaugh and Dr. Ruben Hopwood
This talk will allow participants to become familiar with the variety of options available for gender affirming surgeries, and provide insight into the benefits, risks, and outcomes possible.

Primary and Preventative Care with Julie Thompson, PA
This session 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.

Coming March 1: Caring for Gender Non-conforming Youth and Adolescents in Primary Care with Dr. Michelle Forcier

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