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Trans health: access and cultural competence

11 November, 6-8pm

Leolin Price lecture theatre, 30 Guildford Street, WC1N 1EH

Photo: Ed Prosser

Join us for the first seminar in our Beyond the Binary series. Exploring the issues of the cultural competence of service providers in the health care sector in relation to trans and non-binary people, the panel of clinical and nonclinical experts in trans and non-binary health will be discussing issues surrounding access to sexual health and well being.

Chair: Asma Ashraf

Asma Ashraf is a registered nurse working in HIV and sexual health research at UCL.  Asma is a member of the UCL Gender and Global Health Centre.  Asma has delivered an innovative module on gender based violence. The advocacy work done by Asma outside of UCL focuses on people experiencing violence. Asma is also a member of UCL's LGBTQ+ Equality Advisory Group.  Much of Asma's career has focused on working with communities that are marginalised.

Aedan Wolton

Aedan is a Health Adviser at 56 Dean street, where he leads on developing health and well being services for trans people. Originally trained as a social worker, Aedan has worked at community, strategic and policy levels to improve sexual health &HIV care for trans people both in the UK and internationally. He has provided consultancy on trans health for a number of agencies including NHS England, Public Health England, The Government Equalities Office, The World Professional Association of Transgender Healthcare, WHO and the United Nations Development Programme. Aedan’s recent academic work explores the well being of trans people who are living with HIV, as well as the use of online sex finder platforms by gay, bisexual and queer trans men.

Dr Kate Nambiar

Dr. Kate Nambiar is asexual health and gender identity doctor working at Brighton Sexual Health and Contraception Service, and at the adult Gender Identity Clinic in London (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust). She has worked in the NHS since 1999 and in sexual health specifically since 2003. Kate is the chair of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) gender and sexual minorities special interest group and has co-authored recommendations for care of trans people in sexual health clinics, and guidance for contraception provision for trans people. In 2012 she helped to set up, and continues to run Clinic-T – a specialist sexual health service in Brighton for trans and gender diverse people. Her clinical and research interests remain focused on the healthcare needs of trans people and she is passionate about seeing good healthcare for trans people happen everywhere.  

Free to attend, but registration recommended.

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