There is an ongoing knowledge gap between transgender and gender non-conforming (transgender+) patients and their health care providers. For decades, Standardized Patient (SP), Gynecologic Teaching Associate (GTA) and Male Urogenital Teaching Associate (MUTA) programs have been the global educational cornerstones for clinical skills communication and physical examination training for medical learners. However, there remains a significant lack of access to training opportunities for providers on the needs of transgender+ patient health care within institutional educational programming. By understanding adversities that transgender+ patients face in accessing healthcare, we can begin the process of educating practitioners through SP/GTA/MUTA training. Transgender+ persons experience sexual violence at higher reported rates than the cisgender population and are at greater risk for a multitude of physical/mental illnesses. Practitioners often learn of specific risks, health concerns, potential anxieties, and treatments from transgender+ patients’ mid-examination because education is not provided at their institutions.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Recognize the vulnerability and risk of sexual violence for the LGBTQ+ community.
- Examine strategies to communicate more effectively and respectfully with LGBTQ+ survivors.
- Create inclusive, non-judgmental policies.
- Describe the key aspects of an inclusive physical exam for a patient who has undergone gender-affirming care.
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