Transgender Health

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Articles

Winter, S, et al. Transgender people: health at the margins of society, The Lancet (2016)

This is article a comprehensive review of transgender health care worldwide and is part of the larger transgender health series in the Lancet. It addresses current health care services available to the transgender population and describes the healthcare disparities faced by these patients.

Guidelines and Protocols for Hormone Therapy and Primary Health Care for Trans Clients

A guide to assisting transgender patients before, during and after their transition, posted by the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto.

Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People

Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People created by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California – San Francisco. The guidelines address the disparities faced by the transgender patient population by equipping health care providers with knowledge necessary to address them.

Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Best Practices for Front-line Health Care Staff

National LGBT Health Education Center – A Program of the Fenway Institute, put together a comprehensive review of transgender people and their health needs, as well as strategies to improve communication and create a more affirming environment for patients.

Glossary of terms, World Professional Association for Transgender Health - The Standards of Care

GLAAD Media Reference Guide

Ten Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with their Health Care Providers

AMSA White Coat Cards

Videos

Transgender Basics - Gender Identity Project

Overview of general information relating to gender identity, sexual orientation and transgender issues. The section of the video from 9:03 – 12:33 provides a great explanation of what gender identity is and how it relates to the topic of transgender health. 

Teaching Gender Identity and Transgender Health with Scott Leibowitz

Interview covering a wide variety of topics related to transgender healthcare. The section of the video from 6:33 – 9:03 provides a useful overview of various elements to be considered when creating a clinical environment which is inclusive and beneficial to transgender patients. AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development. Teaching Gender Identity and Transgender Health with Scott Leibowitz. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. Available online at: www.aamc.org/axis.

Transgender Basics - Gender Identity Project

Interview covering a wide variety of topics related to transgender healthcare. The section of the video from 2:40 – 6:07 provides an explanation of how to properly address and accommodate transgender patients. AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development. Teaching Gender Identity and Transgender Health with David Malebranche. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. Available online at: www.aamc.org/axis.

Related Links

World Professional Association for Transgender Health website

GLAAD Media Reference Guide

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.

Rainbow Health Ontario

Rainbow Health Ontario has numerous resources for health care providers on how to provide best care for LGBTQ clients.

Mount Sinai Hospital’s “Are You An ALLY?” campaign website

Here you will find six videos and other educational tools to better understand the perspectives and experiences of people who experience discrimination. With these tools you can learn how to interrupt discrimination or harassment when it occurs.

Lancet Series on Transgender Health

This Lancet Series on Transgender Health is an effort to understand, and provide a framework to improve, the health and lives of transgender people globally. The Series examine the social and legal conditions in which many transgender people live, clinical care considerations and service delivery models in transgender health, and the global health burden facing transgender populations, including the specific contexts and multiple determinants of health affecting them.

Transgender Health Information Program - Trans 101

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is responsible for the provincial coordination of transgender health services in BC. The Transgender Health Information Program (THiP), a BC-wide information hub providing information about gender affirming care and supports, is in the process of integrating with the Trans Care BC program at PHSA. Among other resources, the website has a “Trans 101 glossary”, a useful tool for health care practitioners tailoring to trans patients.

UCSF guidelines on how to create a proper clinical environment

UCSF guidelines on terms and definitions related to transgender health

UCSF guidelines on how to conduct an appropriate physical examination for transgender patients