Session 6: Considerations and Risks for Gynecologic and Breast/Chest Cancers in Transgender Patients

When accessing cancer care, transgender and gender-nonconforming people often have to deal with many unique obstacles – be it financial insecurity, fear of discrimination, or lack of provider knowledge. As healthcare providers, you can greatly improve the quality of care transgender patients receive by filling your knowledge gaps before you encounter transgender patients.

This fully online, self-guided, interactive session is designed around the most frequently asked questions about health and health care for transgender individuals. By the end of the session, you should be able to describe, explain, and identify the most important considerations and risks for your transgender and gender-nonconforming patients, and understand how you can move forward as a better LGBTQ+ cancer care provider.

Released in June 2022.

Target Audience

Health Care Providers, Physicians, Trainees, APPs, Fellows, Residents, Pharmacists, Nurses, Office Staff

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what gender-affirmation is and identify why it’s important and how certain aspects may impact health.
  • Describe culturally sensitive considerations for performing a physical exam on a transgender person.
  • Explain considerations and tips for performing a culturally sensitive pelvic exam on trans men and non-binary individuals.
  • Identify gynecologic cancer risks facing transgender people.
  • Explain gynecologic cancer screening considerations for transgender people.
  • Recognize the importance of fertility considerations regardless of gender

Additional Information

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Session 6 of this series is no longer offering CE. 

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  • 1.00 Participation


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