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Teaching Gender Identity and Transgender Health

Video Length: 10 minutes

Learning Objectives:
After viewing this video, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the clinical relevance related to the spectrum of gender identity terms
  • Differentiate transgender and gender nonconforming patient possible healthcare needs by developmental stage (birth, childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, older adulthood
  • Describe at least 3 examples of ways to successfully care for transgender and gender nonconforming patients in the clinical environment
  • Develop a plan to include transgender and gender nonconforming patient health content in the learner’s institution

Jennifer Potter, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Director of the Women's Health Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director of the Women's Health Program, Fenway Health

Lisa Krinsky, LICSW
Director of the LGBT Aging Project, Fenway Institute

Suggested Citation:
Association of American Medical Colleges. "Teaching Gender Identity and Transgender Health" (October, 2016). AAMC Videos and Resources. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. Available online at:

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