2023 Pasifika Grand Rounds | Female to Male Gender Affirming Care with a Focus on NH/PI
The Mapu Maia Clinic is a gender affirming and culturally aligned space for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to receive support and services congruent with their well-being. It is affiliated with UTOPIA Washington, which is an advocacy organization involved in advocating for policies to improve the education of providers in regards to gender affirming care. The Mapu Maia Clinic has identified that resources to assist providers in caring for transgender patients in transitioning from female to male are lacking. Providers have noted a lack of resources in addressing transgender care through a Pacific Islander lens. Additionally, there is a paucity of spaces for healthcare providers to discuss the nuances of providing transgender care with the community.
Transgender care guidelines are often communicated outside of endocrinology and transgender care specialists. There are very few Pacific Islander endocrinologists, the speaker being one of only two practicing in the U.S. To this we add the fact that there still exists a stigma that surrounds gender affirming care, and forums regarding health have not yet brought together Pacific Island communities and Pacific Island providers.
There is an urgent need to improve the capacity of providers to address female to male gender affirming care. It is imperative to introduce major concepts regarding the care of female to male transgender patients, as well as shed light on biases and barriers, such as Pacific Islander cultural nuances regarding gender affirming care, in order to improve care delivery and in an effort to close the gap between health services and the well-being of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Physicians and medical providers who serve Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) communities.
- Outline the components of gender affirming care for female to male transgender patients.
- Assess the attitudes of providers regarding gender affirming care.
- Distinguish obstacles to caring for female to male transgender patients.
- Examine the treatment guidelines for providing gender affirming care for female to male transgender patients.
- Discuss possible barriers and biases which may impact patient care (i.e., race, ethnicity, language, gender identity/orientation, age, socioeconomic status, attitudes, feelings, or other characteristics).
Raynald Samoa, MD Associate Professor, Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, City of Hope
Presenter: Dr. Samoa has indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships.
This presentation and/or comments will provide a balanced, non-promotional, and evidence-based approach to all diagnostic, therapeutic and/or research related content.
CME Committee/Reviewer no relevant financial relationships: Daneng Li, MD
ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:
• AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0
The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:
Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 1.0 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.
Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
City of Hope designates this 2023 Pasifika Grand Rounds | Female to Male Gender Affirming Care with a Focus on NH/PI for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Attendance