Free Patient Education Seminars Open to the Public

The University of Utah Health Transgender Health Program invites you to attend our monthly seminars open to the public. Seminars are led by our providers who will discuss the different services we offer in our program and highlight community partners we work with to deliver gender affirming care.

Each of our seminars will take place virtually via Zoom until further notice. When you register, you will receive a link and password to join to your email address. However, you will need to download the Zoom platform prior to joining the seminar. It is free to sign up for Zoom. 

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations as outlined by federal and state law. We also strive to create an inclusive, safe and respectful environment. If you need accommodations to participate in our seminars or have questions about our seminars, please email us at transgenderhealth@hsc.utah.edu.

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Transgender Health Seminar Schedule

Facial Feminization and Breast Augmentation

Date & Time: Wed, Feb 9, 6pm to 7:15pm

Speaker: Dana Johns, MD, (she/her) plastic and reconstructive surgeon

This seminar will cover the topic of trans feminine surgeries including facial feminization and breast augmentation. Additional topics include:

  • WPATH standards of care,
  • good candidates for surgery,
  • consultation process,
  • pre- and post-operative images, and
  • recovery care and process.

A patient panel will follow the presentation.

Disclaimer: Presentation will include medical procedure and graphic content that may be inappropriate for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Name and Gender Marker Changes in Utah

Date & Time: Wed, Feb 16, 6pm to 7pm

Speakers:

This seminar will cover the topic of name and gender marker changes in Utah. Additional topics include:

  • resources for legal aid,
  • special considerations for minors, and
  • step-by-step how-to for name and gender marker changes.

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Trans Feminine Bottom Surgeries

Date & Time: Wed, Feb 23, 6pm to 7:15pm

Speakers:

This seminar will cover the topic of trans feminine bottom surgeries, including vaginoplasty/vulvoplasty and the post-operative process of pelvic floor rehabilitation. Additional topics include:

A patient panel will follow the presentation.

Disclaimer: Presentation will include medical procedure and graphic content that may be inappropriate for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Gender Affirmation for Trans and Gender Expansive Youth: For Caregivers and Parents

Date & Time: March 2022

More details to come.


Advocating for Trans Youth in Schools: For Caregivers & Allies

Date & Time: Wed, Mar 16, 6pm to 7pm

Speaker: Amanda Darrow, M.Ed., (she/her) Director of Youth, Family, and Education Programs at the Utah Pride Center

This seminar will cover the topic of how to advocate for trans youth in schools including:

  • improving your understanding of basic terminology and concepts,
  • present a picture of the LGBTQIA+ community, and
  • ideas on how to make your schools more LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

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Trans Masculine Top Surgery

Date & Time: Wed, Apr 13, 6pm to 7:15pm

Speaker: Cori Agarwal, MD, (she/her) plastic and reconstructive surgeon

This seminar will cover the topic of trans masculine top surgery and safe binding practices. Additional topics include:

  • WPATH standards of care,
  • good candidates for surgery,
  • special considerations for adolescents,
  • consultation process, and
  • surgical techniques.

A patient panel will follow the presentation.

Disclaimer: Presentation will include medical procedure and graphic content that may be inappropriate for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

Register for the Seminar

Trans Masculine Bottom Surgeries

Date & Time: Wed, Apr 27, 6pm to 7:15pm

Speakers:

This seminar will cover the topic of trans masculine bottom surgeries (phalloplasty and metoidioplasty) including:

  • WPATH standards of care,
  • good candidates for surgery,
  • consultation process,
  • pre- and post-operative images, and
  • recovery care and process.

Disclaimer: Presentation will include medical procedure and graphic content that may be inappropriate for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

Register for the Seminar

Sex After Surgery

Date & Time: Tues, May 3, 6pm to 7:15pm

More details to come.


PrEP as HIV Prevention and Living with HIV

Date & Time: Wed, May 25, 6pm to 7:15pm

More details to come.


Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy and Preventative Health Care for Transgender People

Date & Time: Wed, July 13, 6pm to 7:15pm

Speaker: Erika Sullivan, MD, (she/her) family medicine physician

This seminar will cover the topic of gender affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) and preventative health care including:

  • primary care services available to patients;
  • recommended preventative health screenings;
  • what to expect during gender affirming hormone therapy; and
  • masculinizing, feminizing, and gender-neutral options for HRT and voice therapy.

A patient panel will follow the presentation.

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Gender Affirming Voice Therapy

Date & Time: Wed, July 27, 6pm to 7:15pm

Speaker: Brett Myers, PhD, CCC-SLP, (he/him) speech-language pathologist

This seminar will cover the topic of voice therapy. Additional topics include:

  • what to expect,
  • DIY voice therapy vs. in the clinic, and
  • types of voice therapy exercises.

A patient panel will follow the presentation.

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Accessing Gender Affirming Care as Latine/x

Date & Time: Wed, Aug 8, 6pm to 7pm

More details to come.


Navigating Gender Affirmation in the Workplace and Knowing Your Rights

Date & Time: Wed, Sept 7, 6pm to 7pm

More details to come.


Health Care Rights and Reporting Discrimination

Date & Time: Wed, Sept 28, 6pm to 7pm

More details to come.


Understanding Health Insurance and Medical Plans for Gender Affirming Care

Date & Time: Wed, Oct 12, 6pm to 7pm

Speaker: Andy Rivera, CCRP, (he/him) program volunteer and clinical research coordinator

This seminar will cover the topic of insurance advocacy including:

  • understanding your health care rights,
  • types of health insurance and terminology,
  • opportunities for financing cost of care, and
  • open enrollment.

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Remembrance and Resilience: Trans Self-Care During Trying Times

Date & Time: Wed, Nov 9, 6pm to 7pm

Speaker: Jack Haden, LCSW, (he/him) mental health intervention specialist with University of Utah Counseling Center

This seminar will cover the topic of self-care and resilience including:

  • What does body positivity actually mean?
  • How to grow body positivity as a queer/trans person
  • Cultivating assertiveness to ask for what you need from providers 
  • How to actively create hope in the midst of difficulty (i.e., lack of access to medical care, delays in receiving treatment, needing letters of support, sociopolitical turmoil, etc.)

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Supporting Your Transgender Loved Ones: For Allies

Date & Time: Wed, Dec 14, 6pm to 7pm

More details to come.

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