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Trans & Gender Diverse Health Guide

By Charlotte Robinson, October 17, 2021

Fenway Health has released the first case-based textbook to address the comprehensive health care needs of transgender & gender diverse adults. The guide entitled “Transgender & Gender Diverse Health Care: The Fenway Guide” is published by McGraw Hill & co-edited by Drs. Alex S. Keuroghlian, Jennifer Potter & Sari L. Reisner of The Fenway Institute. Dr. Alex S. Keuroghlian, Director of the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School & Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Gender Identity Program stated, “Demand for state-of-the-art health care services for transgender & gender diverse people is rapidly increasing. This textbook is an invaluable resource to all clinicians who care for transgender & gender diverse adults.” Dr. Jennifer Potter, Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School added, “Medical providers have a responsibility to be familiar with the most up-to-date scientific & clinical information & they can find all of that information & more in this guide, which highlights key aspects of gender identity emergence across the lifespan & provides much-needed guidance on both hormonal & surgical gender affirmation.” Sari L. Reisner, Sc.D, Director of Transgender Health Research at The Fenway Institute, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School & Director of Transgender Research at Brigham & Women’s Hospital concluded, “We have long known that transgender & gender diverse adults experience health care disparities largely rooted in stigma, including acts of discrimination that take place in health care settings. Our textbook applies a health-equity model of care & provides guidance for clinicians when addressing health needs of transgender & gender diverse communities.” For More Info…

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