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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 (

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


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

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