Clinical Guide: Caring for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary Patients in the Forensic Setting

There has been very little published on caring specifically for trans-, gender non-conforming, and non-binary patients in the forensic healthcare setting. However, there is *some* clinical guidance available that is valuable for forensic clinicians. I have gathered the best of what is both known to me and freely available for this clinical guide. Included are resources that may not be directly applicable to care we provide, but may impact the health and well-being of our patients post-assault; please consider sharing that information as part of multidisciplinary team meetings, educational sessions, etc.  I have also included a link for gender neutral body diagrams to include in your medical records. (NEW 8/19)

From FHO

Is Your Agency Ready to Serve Transgender and Non-Binary Clients?

I just discovered that FORGE has recently published a self-assessment, Is Your Agency Ready to Serve Transgender and Non-Binary Clients, and before you are all, of course, we are, we already do, may I suggest you take a good long…

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Intimate Partner Violence Among Transgender Youth

It's rare that I post a single research article, but when the subject is one that rarely appears in the literature, it's worth highlighting. So it is with this one, Intimate Partner Violence Among Transgender Youth: Associations with Intrapersonal and…

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New Guide: Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

New Guide: Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

OVC has a new online guide for responding to transgender victims of sexual assault. Bookmark it, share it with your team, use it as the basis for a great inservice discussion--all of it. There are specific implications and actions for…

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Providing Gender Inclusive Care To The LGBTQ Population After Sexual Assault

RTI's Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is hosting a webinar, Providing Gender Inclusive Care To The LGBTQ Population After Sexual Assault. The session will be held August 30th at 1pm. From the website: This webinar will discuss considerations to best serve…

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Forensic Exams with Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors

Forensic Exams with Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors

The folks at FORGE have an upcoming webinar you should absolutely plan on attending: Forensic Exams with Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors. It will be held April 10th from 2-3:30pm CT. Our friend Kim Day, and Eric Stiles from NSVRC will…

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Websites

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (Trans CoE) was founded in 2009 with a mission to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and gender diverse communities.
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FORGE

FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994.
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My Pronouns

MyPronouns.org is a practical resource dedicated to the empowering and inclusive use of personal pronouns in the English language. This website will help you understand why and how to use the pronouns someone goes by.
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The National LGBT Health Education Center

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
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World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Mission: To promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy, and respect in transgender health.
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National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.
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Full Text Resources

Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Best Practices for Front-line Health Care Staff

Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People:
Best Practices for Front-line Health Care Staff (National LGBT Health Education Center, n.d.)
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Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People

Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People, 2nd Ed. (M. Deutsch, Ed., 2016)
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National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams (Adolescent/Adult), 2nd Ed.: Victim-Centered Care (LGBT Victims)

National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams (Adolescent/Adult), 2nd Ed: Victim-Centered Care (Department of Justice, 2013)
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National SAFE Protocol: Trans-Specific Annotation

National SAFE Protocol: Trans-Specific Annotation (FORGE, 2013)
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Providing Affirmative Care for Patients with Non-binary Gender Identities

Providing Affirmative Care for Patients with Non-binary Gender Identities (National LGBT Health Education Center, n.d.)
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Safety Planning: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals Who Are Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

Safety Planning: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals Who Are Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence (FORGE, n.d.)
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Self-Assessment Tool: “Is Your Agency Ready to Serve Transgender and Non-Binary Clients?”

Self-Assessment Tool: “Is Your Agency Ready to Serve Transgender and Non-Binary Clients?” (FORGE, 2019)
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Trans-Inclusive Abortion Services

Trans-Inclusive Abortion Services:
A manual for providers on operationalizing trans-inclusive
policies and practices in an abortion setting
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Gender Neutral Body Diagrams

Gender Neutral Body Diagram for Medical Charting

Gender Neutral Body Diagram (FORGE, n.d.)
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