Transgender-Affirmative Care: Identifying & Overcoming Barriers to Care for Transgender Patients

Oak Reed, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow; University of Virginia

On Demand | Expires 7/1/2024

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*Approved by the ASRT for 1 Category A continuing education credit.


This presentation will touch on important terminology related to sex, gender and sexuality as well as overview contemporary statistics regarding onset of gender identity, common barriers to care, and ongoing health disparities. In addition, there will be an in-depth discussion regarding how to create a welcoming environment, with recommendations for best practices for healthcare institutions and providers.

Learning Objectives


Define terminology related to sex, gender and sexuality


Describe ongoing health disparities faced by the transgender population


Identify individual and organizational strategies that can be implemented to create a welcoming environment for transgender patients

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Oak Reed, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow; University of Virginia

Dr. Oak Reed earned his BS in psychology and sociology from Central Michigan University, his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Montana, and is currently a behavioral medicine postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia. Over the years, he has worked across diverse clinical settings, including outpatient mental health and university-based primary care clinics, community and university-based medical centers, and a variety of clinics within the Veterans Health Administration.

Oak's primary research interests include analyzing motivations and impacts of anti-transgender prejudices and investigating barriers to care-seeking among transgender individuals. Most recently, his dissertation investigated the impact transgender-affirmative care training had on healthcare providers' competence and confidence in delivering adequate care to gender minority individuals. In addition, he has published both empirical and theoretical articles, book chapters and book reviews on sexual and gender minority topics.

Oak has been invited to lecture on his research findings at universities and healthcare settings to both national and international audiences in addition to serving on several diversity workgroups. He is excited to continue sharing his knowledge with healthcare professionals working to provide trans-affirmative care!

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