Webinar on Introduction to Transgender Health

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Overview: Transgender people have been present in human civilization since Antiquity with varying degrees of social prominence and respect in their communities. The Native American populations respected them and treated them as gifted persons with special spiritual healing powers. In fact the American Indian considered that humans had the capacity to host "two spirits" inside them, for which they accepted the presence of"masculine" and"feminine" traits. The brutal colonization of the American continent by the European powers brought authoritarian cohorts of state and religious figures that, in those times, did not accept the existence of alternate genres; as a result, our collective conscience has been imbued by these prejudices.

Transgender people usually gradually transition into their preferred status, which is usually not well documented in the medical records and in many instances not properly attended by the medical practitioners. On top of the financial and structural barriers to equitable access of delivery services, the majority of Health Care providers lack the knowledge and expertise to treat his population. The"situated vulnerabilities" that deprive Transgender people of respect, opportunities and dignity in the Health Care system can precipitate or exacerbate depression, anxiety and even suicidal behaviour.

The lack of updated and reliable data about a group that has largely stayed in the penumbra of the delivery system has hampered the recognition of their unique needs in order to raise the quality standards and assure the equity. The dismissal of"gender identity" as a good equity stratifier has contributed to this dearth of population data, which affects the assignment of resources. The anxiety of gender incongruence often leads to inappropriate psychiatric diagnoses that are clinically irrelevant and potentially harmful for their care. it often leads to mental health alterations, which require specialized help.

Even though the incidence of AIDS has been decreasing in the general population, there is no reliable data about its real impact in the Transgender population. The shameful social policy of mass incarceration in the USA has affected Blacks and Hispanics harder, many of whom are Transgender and were sexually assaulted during their jail time. When they arrive in Primary Care centers these issues have to be addressed respectfully but forthrightly. The principles of"equity" and"equality" have to govern all care facilities as they are basic human rights protected by national and international laws. Equity in access to Health Care services is an ideal status where the delivery of services is solely based on the needs of patients regardless of their socio-economic status and their ethnic/cultural/ religious backgrounds. Equality in access to those services is determined by the crisscrossing social, cultural and economic factors in the real lives of the disadvantaged, which entails rights to decent housing, nutrition, sanitation and proper labor opportunities.

Why should you Attend: One of the most challenging clinical presentations in the modern medical office has been the arrival of patients whose genre identification does not correspond to their assigned sex at birth, i.e. the Transgender. Physicians, nurses, technicians, administrators and clerks are usually baffled by the special needs and consumer demands of this sizeable part of the population that has been more vocal lately to demand equity in care access. Except for a few stalwart reactionaries that do not accept the social demands of a long oppressed and literally ignored citizenry, most practitioners feel duty bound by the Hippocratic oath to understand the Transgender people. It is the first right step to design and implement institutional policies to offer equitable and efficient services to them in a tolerant, amiable environment.

Many of these patients are transitioning to their status of choice and all the care procedures should be clearly documented for future reference. Moreover Health Policy experts and Community Organizers have strongly emphasized that Transgender people should first be treated in Primary Care centers and not psychiatric facilities, as has been the case for many decades. The best way to overcome our natural anxiety with these patients is to learn together by honestly discussing our inner biases and how to remedy them. Once we consider them as human beings with equal rights we will be able to listen to their unique concerns and find efficient ways how to address them.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Discuss and understand the special care needs of the Transgender population in order to identify the barriers to their efficient access
Discuss and understand the best clinical approaches to treat their special needs in Primary Care centers, including the gender dysphoria
Discuss and understand the barriers to the Equality for Transgender people and how the medical community can contribute to its remedy


Who Will Benefit:

Physicians practicing Primary Care, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Endocrinology
Nursing and Technical personnel of medical centers treating transgender population
Social Workers and Case Managers
Healthcare government personnel that processes benefits for transgenders
Professionals and Administrators and Ancillary Personnel of Correctional Medicine
Members and volunteers of charity organizations that take care of transgenders
Medical students that want to have a more holistic approach to the modern patient population
Community activists and organizers for the transgender community

Speaker Profile
Dr. Mario O. Laplume was born on November 5th 1954 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He did his primary school studies in the “Lycée Français” and his secondary ones in the “Liceo No.5 José Pedro Varela.” In a parallel way he studied French in the “Alliance Francaise” and English in the “Instituto Anglo-Uruguayo.” In 1972 he earned a scholarship as an exchange student from “Youth For Understanding” and spent 6 months in Portage, Michigan. He studied Medicine in the “Universidad Nacional de La Plata” in La Plata, Argentina, from 1974 to 1981 when he graduated with the title of “Médico.”

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