Transgender Masterclass

Published June 20, 2022

Date: 27-28 Oct 2022 (Tentative)
Place: Bangkok, Thailand

There is an increasing demand amongst health workers in Australia, Asia and the Pacific for professional development on transgender medicine and trans competent healthcare. Whilst there have been positive shifts in some countries to enable greater access to trans services, barriers to healthcare still exist for transgender people in many countries of Asia and the Pacific. These barriers include poor confidence and competence of health care workers in transgender health, institutional stigma and discrimination, ambiguous or unsupportive policy, barriers to access and prescribing of hormone therapies, limited guidelines and restrictive legislation. Support is particularly limited for transmen including access to SRH services and referrals for procedures such as cervical cancer screening.

The Transgender Comprehensive Care Masterclass for Australasia, Asia and the Pacific will facilitate an inaugural platform for knowledge exchange and sharing of best practice in trans competent care. The training component will arm health workers with the hard and soft skills required to provide high-quality transgender health services. It will be tailored to the audience and include sessions on gender diversity, gender dysphoria, adolescent trans care, gender affirming care (including non-medical, hormonal and surgical), mental health and universal access for trans people and communities. The Masterclass will furthermore provide opportunity for practitioners and organisations to network and create linkages that drive sustained advances in the provision of transgender medicine and trans competent care across the region.

Disclaimer: The date of this event is tentative, please check our website back for more information nearing the event date.