Voice and Communication Change for Gender Nonconforming Individuals: Giving Voice to the Person Inside

This article is a companion piece to the WPATH Standards of Care focusing specifically on offering speech/language pathologists and therapists an overview of the research on transgender voice and communication and some recommendations for clinical care. Article citation: Shelagh Davies, Viktória G. Papp & Christella Antoni (2015) Voice and Communication Change for Gender Nonconforming Individuals: … Continued

WPATH Standards of Care

The World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) is an interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. In addition to connecting professionals across disciplines, WPATH publishes the Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People. The Standards of Care provide flexible clinical guidelines for health professionals supporting transgender, … Continued

Patient-Centered Transgender Health: A Toolkit for Nurse Practitioner Faculty and Clinicians

The Patient-Centered Transgender Health Toolkit offers evidence-based information and resources on caring for transgender people for faculty, students, and clinical NPs. Resources, such as websites, videos, and systematic reviews, are vetted by nurse practitioner faculty who also practice in the field of transgender care. Faculty and clinicians can use the toolkit to develop evidence-based learning … Continued

LGBT Clinical Vignettes

These clinical vignettes from American Association of Medical Colleges the are a part of a series highlighting various aspects of the health of LGBT and gender nonconforming populations and are designed to give learners the opportunity to analyze clinician-patient communication strategies. The series can be used in a variety of ways from independent learning to … Continued

Patient Toolkit

This toolkit was created as a quick reference guide that is easy to read and use, specifically to empower LBGTQ Minnesotans who are seeking competent health and human services. There are also useful definitions, terms and a master resource list! Feel free to skip from section to section, and remember to reach out for help. … Continued

Self-Advocacy in Medical Care

When medical appointments fail to meet expectations, there can be a sense of frustration. While this can feel overwhelming, there are multiple ways to take back control and ensure your medical needs and concerns are being addressed. The first step is to take a deep breath and relax. Understand that you will reach a solution, … Continued

Law

Minnesota is a unique state for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights, as the local government has taken multiple positive steps to protect and outline the rights of LGBTQ individuals. One of the landmark actions Minnesota has taken is the expansion of the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Learn more via OutFront Minnesota. In 1993, … Continued

Visiting a Care Provider

To begin planning a visit to a health provider, it is first essential to understand if your chosen provider is covered by your health insurance, and what cost, if any, is associated with the intended visit or procedure. When planning a visit, it is also important to factor in travel time and expense. For more … Continued

Insurance

Starting with the 2019 coverage year (for which you will file taxes in 2020), there is no longer a tax penalty or “individual mandate” for having health insurance. There are multiple ways to access inclusive insurance plans, as well as programs to help lower costs. Based on your income you may not have to pay … Continued

Self-Care

Engaging in self-advocacy in pursuit of culturally responsive health care as a queer or transgender identified person is both stressful and rewarding. Going to a care provider can be a vulnerable experience, as it often requires physical and emotional interaction with staff who are trained to use gendered language and discuss relationships in a heteronormative … Continued