Gender Affirmative Patient Care IAP Workshop, Prehealth Advising

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm


What does it look like to be inclusive in regards to gender and why is it important for health professionals?

Aspiring health professionals are eager to deliver the best patient care possible to all the communities they serve. Yet, consider that nearly twenty-one percent (21%) of trans people report being subjected to harsh or abusive language from a health care professional.

How can MIT Prehealth students, and the entire MIT community, be a catalyst for healing this disconnection?

To address this disconnection, the MIT Prehealth Advising office is partnering with the Rainbow Lounge to bring you a non-credit IAP workshop on this topic. SIGN UP here: 

The workshop will feature a panel of professionals, including practitioners from Fenway Health and MIT Medical as well as a trans rights advocate & activist from the Mass Trans Political Coalition. 

Date: Friday January 19th 2018
Time: 1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m.
Location: E-19 202

Topics to be thinking about beforehand include (but are not limited to):

  • Gender Affirmative Health Care: Terminology, Demographics, and Epidemiology
  • Gender Identity Development in Children and Adolescents
  • Transgender Adults Community Panel
  • Behavioral Health Care for Transgender Adults
  • Behavioral Health Assessment and Referrals for Gender Affirming Surgery
  • Primary Medical and Preventative Care Needs of Transgender Clients
  • Obstetric Care and Reproductive Health for Transgender Clients
  • Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
  • Behavioral Health Care for Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents
  • Family Systems of Transgender Children
  • Transgender Youth Community Panel
  • Transgender People and HIV
  • Gender Affirming Surgeries
  • Gender Affirming Sexual Health Care
  • Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People of Color

While this course has a specific health profession lens, it will be great for ANYONE interested in learning about gender-affirmative language, practices, and perspectives.




Alex Sogomon Keuroghlian is Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has been at Fenway since 2014. Alex has a BS in Biology from York University, an MS in Neurosciences from Stanford University, an MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Doctor of Medicine from Stanford School of Medicine. He specializes in Psychiatry and is board-certified from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Alex completed his internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital.

Alex’s clinical interests include Mood; Substance Use; Anxiety; Posttraumatic Stress; Psychosis; Personality; Medical Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Psychotherapy; LGBT Health; Relationship Difficulties; Cultural Psychiatry; Public and Community Psychiatry; and Health Systems.

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