Transgender Health and Aging

Join the Transgender Research and Medicine Special Interest Group for a webinar on issues around transgender health and aging. The webinar will feature Dr. Karyne Vinales, Dr. Sean Iwamoto, Dr. Amy Diesburg-Stanwood, and Dr. Micol Rothman. This webinar has been designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize social determinants of health that especially impact the lives of older transgender and gender diverse (TGD) adults and how these can impact their access to care.
  2. Identify medical and mental health considerations in older TGD adults initiating gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT). 
  3. Describe when and how to approximately adjust GAHT dosage and formulation in older TGD adults.

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Nurse/Nurse practitioner
Competency Area: 
Medical Knowledge
Topic Area: 
General Endocrinology
Men’s Health
Women’s Health
Level of Outcomes: 
Level 1 (Participation)
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The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships:

Sean Iwamoto, MD, National Institutes of Health/ University of Colorado Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH)
Micol Rothman, MD, Abbvie Consultant

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships:

Amy Diesburg-Stanwood, DNP, FNP-BC
Karyne Lima Vinales, MD

The following peer reviewers reported no relevant financial relationships:

Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, FACP, FACE, FAPCR, FACMQ
Karyne Lima Vinales, MD

Endocrine Society staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.



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