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The Elephant in the Room: Dispelling the Myths of Being Transgender

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Wednesday, April 28th 2021

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This program is approved for 1 Ethics CE by the Patient Advocate Certification Board

This is a live and interactive program.

This program includes information that fosters an understanding of the unique needs of people who are trans and gender nonconforming and addresses participant discomfort when caring for trans patients. The program is presented by a BCPA with over 20 years experience as a bedside advocate and 10 years working with vulnerable populations along with a Paramedic and patient advocate who also navigates life as a transgender man. Together they have spent 10 years helping people who are transgender by assisting them through the healthcare system. This program has been presented at several hospitals and medical conferences.

The Transgender Survey (USTS) examined the experiences of 27,715 transgender people in the United States.

Estimates say that there are 1.4 million Americans who identify as transgender.

Facts from the USTS survey:

● 39% of respondents experienced serious psychological distress in the month prior to completing the survey, compared with only 5% of the U.S. population

● One-third (33%) of those who saw a health care provider in the past year reported having at least one negative experience related to being transgender

● 23% of respondents did not see a doctor when they needed to because of fear of being mistreated as a transgender person

● Forty percent (40%) have attempted suicide in their lifetime, nearly nine times the rate in the U.S. population (4.6%)

The Elephant in the Room: Dispelling the Myth of Being Transgender is a program developed to educate people who support and serve community members who are transgender as they navigate through the often-complex healthcare system.

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