RCSI MyHealth: LGBTI+ Health – Transgender Healthcare

  • Date: 22 June 2021
  • Time: 00:00
  • Category: Community,  General events 
  • Location: Online

Gender is fundamental to many decisions in healthcare systems around the world, and this puts transgender people in vulnerable and complex positions.

Transgender people are individuals whose gender identity or gender expression is different from the sex assigned at birth. Gender identity is the internal sense of being male, female, neither or both. Transgender people have a variety of needs relating to their healthcare including access to mental health, medical transition and primary care services that are sensitive to their identities and experiences.

During this RCSI MyHealth discussion, the panel will address the role of primary care and access to gender-affirming care, services, and support.

This panel discussion will be chaired by Professor Steve Kerrigan, Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Register your interest for this event. A link to the discussion will be shared on the morning of the 22 June to watch back at any stage.

Panellists include:

  • Dr Seamus Duffy, GP and Clinical Lecturer at the Department of General Practice, RCSI
  • Dr Caroline Kelleher, Lecturer, Department of Health Psychology, Division of Population Health Sciences, RCSI
  • Dr Vanessa Lacey, Health and Education Manager, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)
  • Dr Karl Neff, Consultant Endocrinologist and Clinical Lead of the National Gender Service, St Columcille’s Hospital, Dublin

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