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Lecture to Address Healthcare for Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender-nonconforming Patients

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College will host a lecture focused on “Effective Health Care Practices for Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender-nonconforming Patients,” which will be presented by Dr. Christopher Wolf-Gould on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room (C-F), Flynn Campus Union. This event is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, Wolf-Gould will explore the barriers that transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming individuals often face in healthcare systems, and improvements that need to be made to help reduce such barriers. He will cover topics such as medical training, public policy, and insurance coverage.

A family physician in Oneonta, N.Y., Wolf-Gould is a regional expert clinician in transgender healthcare and an ally of the LGBTQ movement. He is a member of the World Professional Assoc. for Transgender Health and has worked with PFLAG and other human-rights organizations.

Springfield College sponsors for this event include the All-College Gender & Sexuality Alliance; the Student Gender & Sexuality Alliance; the Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement; the Office of Spiritual Life; the School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies; the departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Rehabilitation and Disability Studies; the Health Center; and the Counseling Center.

For more information, e-mail Laurel Davis-Delano at [email protected]. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, contact Lisa Holm at [email protected] or (413) 748-3050. Springfield College is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment.