A Guide to Creating a Gender-Affirming Environment Through a Community Lens Approach.
washington; seattle; swedish; diversity/inclusion
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) communities continue to experience health care disparities and inequities due to a shortage of trained health care providers, despite increased attention to LGBTQI+ health care. Many settings are starting to integrate gender-affirming health care and focus training on the provision of hormonal therapy, medications to decrease the risk of human immunodeficiency acquisition, and referrals to surgeons for affirming surgical procedures. A vital component to providing inclusive and comprehensive care involves community input, engagement, and buy-in. This article provides a framework for comprehensive gender-affirming health care through the lens of community involvement and outreach.
Wang, Kevin S; Sutherland, Max; Gibson, Alec W; Gobillot, Theodore; Conley, Elizabeth; and Matsumoto, Kim, "A Guide to Creating a Gender-Affirming Environment Through a Community Lens Approach." (2021). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 4978.