Resources for Healthcare Providers

Here's a list of helpful resources.

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The Endocrine Society has created a guideline for practitioners regarding gender dysphoria and gender incrongruence. It established a treatment framework, provides terminology, discusses the role of the endocrinologist and other practitioners when providing health services to trans and gender diverse individuals.

Note: This resource focuses heavily on the binary gender experience and gender dysphoria, which is not applicable for, or expirienced by, all trans and gender diverse individuals. Please keep this in mind.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published their policy statement and guide on primary care for trans and gender diverse children and adolecents based on current research. It provides a list of definitions, recent epidemiology, health implications/disparities, and a model for gender-affirmative care.

The Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) has created a handout on gender identity, including some helpful definitions and a guide for standard gender identity development in children ages 2+. This is a great resource to supply to parents of trans and gender diverse children.

Want to learn about how to reccomend safe chest binding practices for your patients? Check out this link!

Trans Care BC has a list of medical forms on hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery. While these forms are for trans and gender diverse patients in BC, they are a great example of the forms you will be using in Saskatchewan.

Trans Care BC has developed a helpful tool for assessing where you are at in regards to gender affirming practice, and where you still need to improve. Following the rubric will help you to develop a strategy with multiple inclusive componenets. It can be a fantastic checklist to make sure your strategy is covering all the bases!

Trans Care BC offers their own fantastic list of primary care materials for trans and gender diverse people, including links to webinars, support tools, and patient resources.

Trans Care BC is a fantastic resource for healthcare providers. They offer various courses (including online modules) on how to provide gender-affirming care.

The Journal of Canadian Family Physician (CFP) has recently published a research article exploring the exprience of Canadian transgender people in Kingston, ON when recieving primary care. lt also highlights the areas needed for improvement and expectations of the trans community regarding health care provision.

As we move forward with Reconcilation, Canadian health care providers must embrace their responsability to understand, address, and care for the unique cultural health needs of Two Spirit people. OUTSaskatoon has provided a wonderful resource to learn more about the Two Spirit identity and their history, as well as other resources to continue your educational journey.

WPATH Global Education Initiative offers various courses (including online modules) on how to provide gender-affirming care. In addition they offer a journal club and book club to discuss relavent literature and expand your knowledge base.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards has provided a guide for healthcare professionals on how to create a safe and inclusive clinical practice for trans and gender diverse patients. It discusses many things including hormones, surgery, voice/communication therapy, and others.