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Improving Health Care for Transgender People

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: The National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute (See other resources developed by this organization.)

Resource Summary: This module will guide learners through the basics of transgender health care in four parts. Part 1 begins by defining transgender-related terminology, demographics, and health disparities. Part 2 focuses on providing affirmative health care to transgender patients. Part 3 discusses gender affirmation treatment, including hormonal and surgical care, and part 4 describes ways to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all patients.

Resource Details: This module: 1. Defines terms related to transgender identity and health 2. Identifies strategies for effective primary care with transgender patients 3. Explains the basic approaches to transgender medical and surgical treatment and 4. Describes the ways to create a welcoming environment for transgender patients.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.