Trans HRT, Surgeries, and Intimacy
Deanna Clatworthy, ARCH
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
University of Guelph Campus
Registration Fee: $50.00
This pre-conference workshop is open to anyone. Extend your conference experience or join us just for the afternoon workshop.
Attendees will receive foundational updates on trans health concepts and language, and then move quickly to intermediate and advanced knowledge for all healthcare providers, loved ones, and others interested in sexual health and intimacy information on this demographic. Vital information will be be provided for both trans masculine and trans feminine individuals on: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), challenges in finding healthcare for trans community members, gatekeepers, and surgical updates. Surgical content will include masculinizing and feminizing surgeries, the current gender affirming surgical referral process in Ontario, how and where to access surgeries, and detailed information on various types of surgeries including essential complications and considerations. This training will also address physical and emotional aspects of sexual intimacy, regardless of whether or which gender affirming medical treatments have occurred. Outreach approaches, affirming sexual techniques, prosthetics, safety negotiation and considerations, and more will be explained and discussed.
Deanna Clatworthy is a nurse, public speaker and educator. Deanna is the clinic coordinator and nurse at ARCH Clinic in Guelph which cares for individuals who are HIV+ and/or individuals who identify as transgender. Deanna is a nursing graduate of Conestoga College and an Addictions Counsellor graduate of McMaster University. She enjoys teaching and presenting on topics regarding HIV/AIDS, Reducing Stigma in Healthcare, Creating Inclusive Spaces and Transgender Health. Deanna is passionate about healthcare and as a lifelong learner, she is currently enrolled in the BScN degree program at McMaster. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Registered Practical Nursing Association of Ontario (RPNAO) and represents Region 2.