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Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD

Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD

http://offers.aamc.org/lgbt-dsd-health 

This publication offers evidence- and best practices-based recommendations for curricular and climate change with the aim of creating a welcoming and inclusive educational infrastructure within health care that is responsive to the needs of people who are or may be LGBT, gender nonconforming, and/or born with DSD, whether those individuals are patients, trainees, faculty, and/or administrators. Inherent in this aim is the challenge to redefine health to affirm identity and sexuality as important components of personhood. These include not only sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, but also how these constructs interact with other aspects of identity and culture across the lifespan. The intersections of these identities create the spectrum of diversity among people who are or may be LGBT, gender nonconforming, and/or born with DSD-, and contribute to each individual’s unique health needs. 

"A Guide to Gender-Inclusive Facilities Starts With a Survey of Restrooms"

Biemiller, L. (2015). A Guide to Gender-Inclusive Facilities Starts With a Survey of Restrooms. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 14 December 2015, from http://chronicle.com/article/A-Guide-to-Gender-Inclusive/233756

 

 

 

 

 

No, you are not an hysterical female, and this is not just anxiety.

Digh, P. (2016). No, you are not an hysterical female, and this is not just anxiety. | 37days37days.com. Retrieved 17 March 2016, from http://www.pattidigh.com/2016/01/26/no-you-are-not-an-hysterical-female-and-this-is-not-just-anxiety/

 "When our lives, bodies, souls, are in distress, anxiety is a likely outcome. Wear it proudly. It might save your life one day, and it can be treated, too." 

 

 

 

I Confronted the Doctor Who Missed My Cancer

Finch, E. (2016). I Confronted the Doctor Who Missed My CancerELLE. Retrieved 17 March 2016, from http://www.elle.com/life-love/a32907/i-confronted-the-doctor-who-missed-my-cancer/

 "I have no proof that Dr. Perfect missed something, nor do I have the desire to point fingers or make him feel as small as he made me feel. Besides, what possible reward could I get for being right? Whether his failure to diagnose me was malpractice or not, he effectively silenced me. For years. I no longer want to lunge and pummel anymore—I want my voice back."

 

 

 

 

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Medical Education Research Group

Med.stanford.edu. (2015). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Medical Education Research Group - Stanford University School of Medicine. Retrieved 14 December 2015, from http://med.stanford.edu/lgbt/

From the website: "Our mission is to be a significant contributor to the field of LGBT health by creating and communicating new knowledge through innovative research, by influencing health and educational policies, and by advocating for LGBT patients and providers."

 

 

 

Podcast on Trans Health issues

In Sickness + In Health: A Chronic Illness Podcast: Episode 27 - a place i've gone for necessity- April 2016 

https://soundcloud.com/insicknesspod/27-a-place-ive-gone-for-necessity?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Finsicknesspod%2F27-a-place-ive-gone-for-necessity 

 [image quote: "I could experience discrimination, bias and bigotry at a place where you're often most vulnerable. Do I want to experience that today? Or kind of ever? And so like most trans people, I would go to the doctor only when it was absolutely a medical necessity." - Leigh, episode 27; underdiagnosed patient

From the In Sickness + In Health: A Chronic Illness Podcast SoundCloud website: "In today’s episode, S. Leigh Thompson talks about the hurdles to diagnosis as a trans person with complex health issues, healthcare insecurity, getting around the city with mobility limitations, and navigating society with invisible disabilities.

In the bonus episode, we talk intersectionality, the spectrum of ability and access, disclosure, hormones, and the potential for allyship between the the trans and disability communities.

Episode page: www.insicknesspod.com/blog/2016/4/6/…-for-necessity". 

Photo Credit @ http://www.insicknesspod.com/blog/2016/4/6/27-a-place-ive-gone-for-necessity