One recent study shows that only 4% of trans youth with supportive parents attempted suicide, while 57% with unsupportive parents committed suicide…
In the current political landscape, transgender healthcare and rights have been used to stoke political divisiveness, creating confusion and perpetuating misinformation. As healthcare providers, it is important to focus on the facts and how to provide inclusive care and support the health and well-being of the transgender community, especially during these tumultuous times.
In this episode, Dr. Tony Urbina, Professor of Medicine from Mt. Sinai Health System and Medical Director of the New York State CEI HIV Primary Care and Prevention Center of Excellence, speaks with Carolyn Wolf-Gould, MD, founder of the Gender Wellness Center in Susquehanna, New York.
Dr. Wolf-Gould began practicing transgender medicine in 2007, when her first trans patient begged her to get educated on transgender care so she could provide treatment. She is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and trains healthcare professionals on how to include transgender health services within a primary care setting. Dr. Wolf-Gould and The Gender Wellness Center clinicians provide a broad range of patient care services- from medical and mental health care to research and legal advocacy. They provide care for all who consider themselves “under the transgender umbrella,” including individuals who identify as transgender, gender-expansive, or non-binary. Related Content: