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Working with Transgender Populations

Cultural Competency:
Working with Transgender Populations

For some individuals their gender differs from their sex at birth; it could be fluid or set. For other individuals their gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or some combination thereof may fall outside cultural norms in such a way that typical definitions of male and female do not seem to fit. These individuals will often get categorized under the umbrella term of transgender.

Transgender persons are some of the most misunderstood and marginalized individuals, even within the LGBT community. Working with the transgender population requires skill and sensitivity to their unique physical, emotional, and sexual health needs.

At the conclusion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between various trans-identities
  • Explain the continuum of sex, gender, and sexual orientation
  • Identify the financial, emotional, and sexual health challenges that impact HIV risk among transgender individuals
  • Demonstrate humility and competency in communicating and working with trans-persons

Our trainings are available to directly funded community based organizations free of charge.

Please request trainings using the CBA Request Information System (CRIS) and ask for NCHP.

In some circumstances, if you are unable to access the system directly, your local health department may be able to request on your behalf.

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