PROTECTING OUR HEALTH

During this interactive workshop, Dr. Oriel will discuss some general data regarding the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the LGBTQ+ community. Dr. Oriel will work with attendees to define progress made over the last five years regarding LGBTQ+ health while noting the substantial work remaining ahead to eliminate health disparities among LGBTQ+ people. Depending on participant needs, topics covered may include the informed consent vs WPATH model of hormonal therapy for gender care, best practices regarding surgical referral for trans and non-binary people, fertility options for LGBTQ+ families, and HIV prevention including PreP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV). Dr. Oriel hopes to work with workshop participants in order for them to best advocate for their own health care needs and in seeking a provider who is safe and supportive. No specific or individual medical advice will be given as part of this presentation.