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March 29, 2023 70 mins

In the first episode of our second season you can learn about transgender and gender diverse care from a health care provider’s perspective. Dr. Michelle Collins-Ogle joins Bruce to discuss her experience providing gender affirming care to her transgender and gender diverse patients. They talk about what makes up gender-affirming care, the misconceptions around it, what it isn’t, and all the ways it can be applied in a health care setting. As well, they cover the ways that being transgender can affect the type of health care a person can access.  You’ll find out more about a variety of topics, including the definitions of cisgender, transgender, gender diverse and gender fluid; the history of transgender people in the United States; and how to help people feel comfortable in the space they are in. 


About Dr. Collins-Ogle:

Dr. Michelle Collins-Ogle is the Medical Director at the Montefiore Adolescent and Youth Sexual Health Clinic in Bronx, New York. She also is associate professor of pediatrics and faculty at Einstein College of Medicine in New York.


Resources:

 World Professional Association for Transgender Health - https://www.wpath.org/

National Center for Transgender Equality - https://transequality.org/ 

Transgender Law Center - https://transgenderlawcenter.org/resources/health

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