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The Nuts and Bolts of Caring for and Teaching about Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth

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Video Length: 1 hour, 31 minutes

Transgender and gender nonconforming youth present unique challenges to health care professionals. While they have the same health concerns as cisgender adolescents, providers must consider specific topics and utilize customized approaches to the interview of both patient and family. As this population requires a specialized approach to patient care so does the education and training of the next generation of their care providers. During this webinar, members of the AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development will address how to care for and how to teach about transgender and gender nonconforming youth.

Learning Objectives:
This session aims to educate viewers on:

  • The importance of care for transgender and gender nonconforming youth.
  • The background and approach for educators to teach the biology of gender and identity, and how to apply a model or paradigm based in human development, based on content and examples of patient care provided for clinicians.
  • The basics of clinical gender medicine.
  • The integration of ethics into clinical practice.
  • The other resources available for ongoing education, training, and support.

Michelle M. Forcier, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Admissions
Division of Adolescent Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Jennifer L. Rehm, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Department of Internal Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Jason Schneider, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Ted Eytan, MD
Director of the Permanente Foundation
Kaiser Permanente

Presentation Materials: Slide Deck 

Suggested Citation:
Association of American Medical Colleges. "The Nuts and Bolts of Caring for and Teaching about Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth." (May, 2016). AAMC Videos and Resources. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. Available online at: /initiatives/diversity/460724/thenutsandbolts.html

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