Saturday, September 9, 2017    
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Congress Hall C
1200 Market St., Philadelphia, PA
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This session explores the most significant health issues facing individuals of transgender experience as well as social factors, the impact of stigma and discrimination, and how to be prepared to report on them. The discussion will cover such topics as: access to culturally competent health services and gender affirming care; the HIV/AIDS epidemic; the importance of mental health care; high rates of attempted suicide, violence, and murder of transgender individuals; social factors such as trauma, unstable housing, and unemployment that impact the health of the transgender community; the role of community-based organizations that offer supportive services; and how to fairly and accurately report on these issues. Learning more about the silent epidemics that disproportionately affect transgender individuals will shed light on how to bring visibility to this marginalized and vulnerable community.

Panelists: Dawn Ennis, Bethany Grace Howe, Frances Fernandes, Carlos Molina