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Trans Affirmative Models of Healthcare

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De Montfort University

Room 0.82 Hugh Aston building

The Newarke

Leicester

LE1 9BH

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We are holding a seminar to discuss trans affirmative models of healthcare at De Montfort University in Leicester on Wednesday 13 September.

Speakers include: Jeremy Wiggins from the Equinox Centre in Melbourne Australia. Sam Hope who will speak about non binary health and Dr Ruth Pearce is a Research Fellow in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. Ruth’s forthcoming monograph, Understanding Trans Health, will be published with Policy Press in 2018.This event offers an exciting opportunity to share models of good practice internationally and to engage in discussion about successes and challenges especially in policy development both in Australia and here at home. NHS England is currently consulting on Gender Identity Services for adults and the discussion will contribute to this consultation. https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/gender-identity-services-for-adults/

About Equinox:Equinox Gender Diverse Health Centre is Australia’s first and only peer led health service for trans and gender diverse people. Equinox is a program run by VAC (Victorian AIDS Council) and provides general medical care, sexual health, mental health, alcohol and drug and support services. We have 2 general practitioners, a counsellor, a drug and alcohol worker and we are building partnerships with housing and social services. We have over 350 patients and continue to grow. We also refer many patients into our other LGBTI programs at VAC. More info here: http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/victoria-news/australias-first-peer-led-trans-and-gender-diverse-health-service-launched/149348

About Jeremy: I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate best practice models of healthcare for trans and gender diverse people. I am particularly interested in models of care that are trans affirmative, non pathologising and accessible. I am also interested in how services are engaging community members in co-design and/or how peers are being mobilised to help deliver services and what standards of practice are being developed. I hope to learn about primary care, peer support, latest or current research projects and policy frameworks. I am also interested in sexual health, family and intimate partner violence, housing, alcohol and drugs and mental health. I’m also interested to see what mainstream services are doing well to meet the needs of trans and gender diverse people and what I can learn about influencing policy makers and funders to prioritise trans health.

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