Right now, the United States is seeing an unprecedented number of anti-transgender legislation being introduced and signed into law. These hateful bills use disinformation and scare tactics to paint a wildly inaccurate picture of trans and gender diverse people, and directly attack the life-saving care that these populations need. Part of the reason why they’re being successful is that much of America – and far too much of the medical community – is still woefully uninformed when it comes to gender-affirming care.
In response to the growing need for more comprehensive and compassionate care models, The Fenway Institute has published the first case-based textbook to address the comprehensive health care needs of transgender and gender diverse adults. Written by leading clinicians and medical researchers, Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care: The Fenway Guide is a blueprint for providing culturally responsive and trauma-informed care for transgender and gender diverse communities.
In the latest episode of Fenway Health’s Pride in Our Health podcast, we talk with two of the authors of this groundbreaking textbook. Dr. Jennifer Potter is Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health. Dr. Alex Keuroghlian is Director of the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute.
Listen to the episode here or subscribe to Pride in Our Health on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or Spotify.