queer and transgender healthcare resources for providers

A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients
“This book provides up-to-date information on language, etiquette, and appropriate communication and conduct in treating TGNC clients, and discusses the history, cultural context, and ethical and legal issues that can arise in working with gender-diverse individuals in a clinical setting. You’ll also find information about informed consent approaches that call for a shift in the role of the mental health provider in the position of assessment and referral for the purposes of gender-affirming medical care (such as hormones, surgery, and other procedures).”

The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care
“This anthology is a diverse collection of real-life stories from queer and trans people on their own health-care experiences and challenges, from gay men living with HIV who remember the systemic resistance to their health-care needs, to a lesbian couple dealing with the experience of cancer, to young trans people who struggle to find health-care providers who treat them with dignity and respect. The book also includes essays by health-care providers, activists and leaders with something to say about the challenges, politics, and opportunities surrounding LGBTQ health issues.”

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health: Transgender Health Learning Center
Broad collection of resources including online learning, manuals and guides, reports and recommendations, and fact sheets for healthcare.

National LGBT Health Education Center: Sessions from Advancing Health in Transgender Health Conference
This series features presentations given by nationally-recognized experts at Fenway’s annual Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Conference and covers topics critical to the foundation of quality care for the transgender community, and and will provide free continuing education credits for medical professionals.

National LGBT Health Education Center: Webinars on LGBT Families
Recorded webinars on opioid use disorders, healthcare access, and pathways to parenthood for LGBTQ+ families

RAD Remedy: 10 Tips for Working with TGIQ* Patients
Simple fact sheet for working with trans, gender nonconforming, intersex, and queer patients.

CARDEA: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in a Health Care Setting: Providing Quality Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients
Free eLearning course with CNE and CME contact hours available.

CARDEA: Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients
Free eLearning course with CNE and CME contact hours available.

Midwifery Care for Every Body: Integrating Transgender and Genderqueer Inclusive Practices for the Benefit of All Clients
Recorded webinar for midwives, free to access

MAIA Midwifery and Fertility: Caring for Transgender and Genderqueer Clients with Cultural Humility
“Applying the Cultural Humility framework to serving transgender and genderqueer clients, Kristin Kali, LM CPM guides participants in cultivating self-reflection and lifelong learning, rather than achieving “competence”. Examine power and privilege in order to provide client-based care and explore the midwife’s role in community-based care and advocacy. Practical considerations such as using gender inclusive language and creating a trans-positive clinic environment are included.”

NACPM: Gender, Sexuality, and Inclusion of All Families in Midwifery Practice
Recorded webinar for midwives, free to access 

Trans Allyship Workbook: Building Skills to Support Trans People In Our Lives
“A workbook to help you build your understanding of trans communities and develop concrete skills for supporting trans people in your life, with over 100 pages of explanation, activities, illustrations and reflections.”

Trans 101 for Trans People by Open Minded Health

Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People by UCSF

Transgender Health by Fenway Health

The Medical Care of Transgender Persons (pdf) by Fenway Health

Transgender Health by Trans Care BC (Vancouver Coastal Health)

Gender Affirming Care: A Primary Care Toolkit (pdf) by Trans Care BC

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With
Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (pdf) by APA