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Transgender medicine has been here for decades, but not many clinicians have elected to treat patients seeking transition assistance. Most have not been trained, much less exposed, to any patient identifying as transgender. This introductory webinar seeks to take the clinician into the specialty of transgender medicine for a general overview of the considerations in treating patients identifying as transgender.
We will explore vocabulary as well as socially and medically acceptable behavior as it relates to treating the patient. We will discuss what social transitioning is, why it can be important, and why clinician’s opinions of that process should be affirming only. There will also be discussion on the importance of screening for safety issues as well as assessing for potential suicide risk in a population that has some of the highest statistics as victims of homicide and suicide.
There will be a general overview of hormone and surgical treatments, with discussion on how to inform your patients of the potential risks, benefits and harm of either treatment. Lastly, the importance of being an advocate for your patient can not be stressed enough. Learn how to access services and support for your patients who are LGBTQ community members.
- Understand vocabulary specific to transgender medicine
- Have an understanding of what social transitioning means for the patient
- Be able to assist patients in considering the risks and benefits of hormone therapy
- Be able to assist patients in considering the risks and benefits of surgery
- Understand the importance of an integrated team approach in managing transition
- Recognize the importance of acting as an advocate for your patient
- Understand how to help your patient access resources in the community that are transgender affirming