Learn how to make your clinic or company a trans-inclusive space! Learn more about working with trans clients!

You may mix and match a training from the following options:

  • If you have little to no experience with gender as a concept or working with trans clients:
    • Gender 101 Intensive (2 hours)
      • Gender as a basic concept, basic vocabulary, and intro to pronouns.
    • Working with Trans Patients 101 (1-3 hours)
      • Making your clinic a trans-inclusive space, introduction to western standards of care, how to take a history.
    • Red Flags and Contraindications (0.5 hour).
  • If you have an understanding of gender and pronouns and want to improve your care of trans clients:
    • Gender 201 (1-2 hours)
      • Advanced gender concepts, advanced vocabulary and pronouns.
    • Working with Trans Patients 201 (1-4 hours)
      • Advertising your clinic as a trans-inclusive space, forms, laws, insurance, advanced clinical knowledge, advance history taking.
    • Red Flags and Contraindications (0.5 hour).

Rates are negotiable based on clinic/company size, non-profit status, community served, and travel costs.

Why Care About Trans Health?

There are an estimated 700,000 transgenderi people in the United States, a low estimate since many transgender people may choose not to disclose their identity, whether because they do not feel safe or for any number of reasons. This number is proportionately higher in the Bay Area; there is a community of transii people here that makes it relatively safer and more comfortable to live here than elsewhere in the United States. However, even here it can feel unsafe to access basic services like healthcare as a trans person, so as practitioners it is extremely important for us to understand specific concerns in transgender health.

An understanding of trans health includes not only knowledge of surgery and hormones -which are not a part of every trans persons’ reality- but also an understanding of how our specific branch of medicine interacts with their individual goals for health, which may or may not include any goals for transitioning. It is important to remember that most trans people come in mainly for the same problems that cisgenderiii people do, not to support their transition.

iSomeone whose gender identity is different from the sex they were assigned at birth. Trans is latin for “across,” so they identify across the gender binary from what they were assigned at birth. For example, a baby is born and the doctor says, “it’s a boy,” and later that person identifies as a woman.
iiUmbrella term that includes transgender, transsexual, and sometimes other gender variant identities.
iiiCisgender, or “cis” which is Latin for “same,” implies that a person’s gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth. For example, a baby is born and the doctor says, “it’s a boy,” and later that person identifies as a man.