If primary health care professionals are to serve and accompany the transgender community well, what would that look like? What would need our attention? What approaches have proved helpful and supportive? What would accompaniment require from health care professionals? Our guests today are either health professionals who are transgender or who have devoted their professional lives to serving the transgender community.
Our guests in this episode include:
- Shane Snowdon, past/founding director of the National Center for LGBTQ Health and Equity at UC San Francisco, past/founding director of the National LGBTQ Health and Aging Program at the Human Rights Campaign and Principal at EdgeWork Consulting
- Jamison Green, policy consultant for business, educational, and governmental institutions, and past president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
- Lin Frasier, psychotherapist with a specialty of working with trans people, past president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), former co-chair of the Global Education Initiative and co-chair of the ethics committee for WPATH
- Dr. Colt St. Amand, Clinical Psychologist, Author, Family Medicine Resident Physician and Chief Educational Officer of the Gender Education Network
- Sr. Luisa Derouen, a Dominican Sister of Peace who has been offering Spiritual Direction and accompaniment with transgender individuals across the country for over 22 years
This episode was recorded on multiple dates in 2019 and 2020.
Additional resources relating to or referenced in this episode:
- World Professional Organization for Transgender Health (WPATH)
- Hear me Now Podcast on Transgender Health (Providence Institute for Human Caring)
- God Is On Your Side: A Statement from Catholic Bishops on Protecting LGBT Youth (Tyler Clementi Foundation)