This program was offered live and now offered as an on-line course for Board Certified Patient Advocates or anyone who wants to expand their reach of advocacy by having a better understanding of a person who is transgender. This presentation covers the statistics from the US Transgender Survey
Estimates say that there are 1.4 million Americans who identify as transgender.
● One-third (33%) reported having at least one negative experience with their healthcare provider related to being transgender
● 23% of respondents did not see a doctor when they needed to because of fear of being mistreated as a transgender person
● Forty percent (40%) have attempted suicide in their lifetime, nearly nine times the rate in the U.S. population (4.6%)
The Elephant in the Room: Dispelling the Myths of Being Transgender is a program that has been offered by Pulse CPSEA for almost ten years at medical conferences, medical training, clinician’s classrooms and even as mandatory training in numerous healthcare systems. The ten years of live presentations has given the presenters confidence that this version will have most questions answered.