Trans/Non-Binary Survivors and Forensic Exams: Care, Compassion, and Creativity

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75 Minutes

Originally Aired
April 19, 2022

michael munson
michael munson
Executive Director

Forensic exams are difficult for anyone. Trans and non-binary survivors face additional social, legal, and medical barriers when pursuing medical care, healing from trauma, and seeking legal or restorative justice. This session will explore how forensic nurse examiners, advocates, and other medical providers working with survivors directly after a sexual assault can more effectively and respectfully serve trans survivors.

A brief review of trans-specific prevalence rates and other relevant data will bookend this session, grounding practical content with research. A discussion of common barriers trans and non-binary survivors face – specifically in forensic exam settings – will set the stage for addressing how SANEs and advocates can navigate history taking, documentation, the exam itself, and follow-up care with a more trans-specific culturally-sensitive lens. Practical resources and links to additional information will be provided.


As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe three ways to lower barriers to trans survivors seeking forensic exams.
  • Identify at least one place in the pediatric and adult National Protocol(s) for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations that supports providers in sensitively providing care to trans survivors.
  • List two resources for additional support and guidance in working with transgender survivors of sexual assault.


EVAWI is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide Continuing Education contact hours for nurses (Provider #15641). 

Registered Nurses may purchase 1.25 contact hours after completing this webinar.

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