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Activity Date: 04/18/2023

Session Time and Location

Date: Tuesday, 04/18/2023

Time: 7:30 AM (view in the schedule)

Room: CB II-IV

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of individuals living with mental health and/or substance use disorders, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

Transgender patients are at a heightened risk of mental illness and suicidality, especially during puberty when physical characteristics emphasize the discrepancy in their gender identity. Gender-affirming care has shown to reduce this risk, but adolescents face unique barriers to receiving this care. This session will allow participants to implement destigmatizing language in their practice, recognize ideal gender-affirmation treatment strategies for pediatric patients, and identify barriers to receiving this care.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Review components of the adolescent transgender experience, including gender identity, mental illness, and gender-affirming care.
  2. Recognize barriers to care faced by adolescent transgender patients and potential policy and/or legal actions that can provide resolution.
  3. Describe the multi-disciplinary approach to care for the process of gender affirmation in the adolescent population.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

ACPEThe American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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