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Friday, July 25 • 3:15pm - 4:40pm
Complex Cases and Challenging Questions: What’s New?

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This workshop will feature clinical examples that provide insights into some of the difficult questions facing care providers as they seek to support gender-expansive children and youth. What do we know about and how do we characterize "persisters" and "desisters?" What are we learning about the timing for starting blockers on children who have asserted a consistent transgender identity throughout childhood? Where do considerations of future fertility fit into the medical care of a gender-expansive patient? Using specific cases, the session will highlight how practitioners are grappling with these questions, as well as how a growing body of research from gender clinics throughout the world are influencing their answers and approaches.


Maddie Deutsch, MD

Maddie Deutsch, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF where she is the Clinical Lead at the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.  She has conducted research and published on a range of transgender health issues, has written several text chapters and has lectured internationally on transgender health. She has had a key role in the development of transgender services at five institutions. Since 2007 she has cared for... Read More →
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Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD is a full time faculty member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since 2006. In 2012, she became the Medical Director of the Division’s Center for Transyouth Health and Development, specializing in the care of gender nonconforming and transgender children and adolescents. Dr. Olson-Kennedy spearheads a program of research at CHLA that aims to understand the experience of... Read More →

Friday July 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:40pm
Soda Center – Moraga St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556