Episode 49 – Emergency Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents – An Interview With Dr. Hannah Janeway and Dr. Clinton Coil

Emergency Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents An Interview With Dr. Hannah Janeway and Dr. Clinton Coil

 

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Topics:

  • What is the difference between gender and sexual orientation?
  • What are some of the terms we may encounter (current or retired)?
  • How does a lack of knowledge / competency regarding care for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth create barriers to effective care? Or negatively affect the quality of care these patients receive?
  • What is the best way to approach a transgender patient in the ER?
  • There are a number of ways transgender patient may alter their appearance. Why are these methods relevant (complications) and how do I ask about them?
    • Tucking
    • Packing
    • Binding
  • What medical gender-affirming therapies are currently available? And what complications can they cause?
    • Pubertal suppression
    • Feminizing or masculinizing hormones
    • Contraception
  • Is gender-affirming surgery used in this population ? What types (chest, genital) ?
  • STI’s and Pregnancy are still considerations, correct?
  • What are some of the problems that transgender youth have an increased risk of?
    • Substance abuse
    • Suicide
    • Self harm
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Eating disorders
    • Physicians and sexual violence
    • Family rejection
    • Homelessness
    • Food insecurity
    • Poverty
  • What are some helpful resources if I want to learn more?

 

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Last Updated on April 29, 2022

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