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Lecture: Transgender Affirming Healthcare

Thursday, September 12, 2019
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality, and Community is a weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the areas.

The Fall 2019 semester is co-sponsored by the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department (http://wgss.uconn.edu).

Today's lecture is entitled, "Transgender Affirming Healthcare" and will be presented by Britta Shute (she/her/hers).

Synopsis: This lecture will focus on Transgender Health and the disparities that exist within the community. It will have a historical perspective and include a timeline of transgender care, analysis of the current best practices within the field and progress for future improvements.

Biography: Britta Shute, Family Nurse Practitioner, 10+ years of experience in primary care first at Fenway Health in Boston and 3 years ago joining UConn Health. She has special interests in HIV, LGBTQI+ health care and medical education, and sees patients of all ages for primary care as well as prescription of hormone therapy, STI screening and diagnosis and Pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent risk of HIV transmission.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches

Contact:

rainbowcenter@uconn.edu

Rainbow Center (primary), Office for Diversity and Inclusion, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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