Transgender Health Care: Stories of Empowerment


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Target Audience

Health professionals.


Existing healthcare systems do not always function effectively for the transgender population. Despite existing healthcare barriers, however, transgender individuals have been shown to have positive healthcare experiences. This educational activity will explore a cohort of transgender individuals who had positive healthcare experiences, and those who were involved in creating a positive healthcare experience for transgender individuals.


  • Describe experiences that transgender patients encounter as they work through the process of transitioning.
  • State three things that health care providers can do to improve care of transgender patients.
  • List two barriers that transgender patients face as they work through the process of transitioning.

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Recording date: April 4, 2019
Date of original release: April 5, 2019
Most recent review/update: April 5, 2019
Termination date: April 4, 2022

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Elizabeth Behre, DO'21
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student, Des Moines University

Michelle Kell
Graduate, LGBTQ Leadership Institute, One Iowa

Max Mowitz
Program Coordinator, One Iowa
Graduate, LGBTQ Leadership Institute, One Iowa

Breanna Young
DavisBrown Law Firm and Parent of Transgender Child

The speakers indicated they have no financial conflicts with commercial interest companies relevant to the content of this educational activity.

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No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.


The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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