Care for Transgender/Nonbinary Patients

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About This Activity

Program Overview

This continuing education activity is designed help build capacity in our systems of care to better serve transgender and nonbinary patients. This group of patients is among the most discriminated against in healthcare. According to recent studies, 70%-90% of transgender and nonbinary patients have felt some level of discrimination in the healthcare setting. Every time a healthcare professional interacts with a transgender or nonbinary person, they have an incredible opportunity to change this narrative by reducing health disparities and removing barriers to seeking care.

Educational Objectives

• Discuss what hormone-related and surgery transition options are available.

• Explain reproductive and preventive care to transgender/nonbinary patients.

• Incorporate individualized considerations into physical exams.

• Integrate pediatric-specific differences in care.


Ilana Sherer, MD, FAAP 

Co-Chair of the Transgender Provider Education Committee 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Sutter Health 

Dr. Sherer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She has a general pediatrics practice with a specialty in caring for nonbinary and transgender youth.

Barry K. Eisenberg, MD 

Associate Director of the Comprehensive Gender Care Program 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Sutter Health

Dr. Eisenberg graduated and completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He specializes in internal medicine with a focus on gender-affirming care.

Enduring Material Details

Released On

October 30, 2023

Expires On

October 29, 2024

Media Type

Internet Enduring Material

Completion Time

60 minutes

Credit Available

Maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™

Target Audience

This activity is intended for all health care providers.

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, course directors, planners, moderators, faculty, and all others in control of the educational content of the continuing education activity must disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies that they may have had within the past 24 months. If an individual refuses to disclose financial relationships, they will be disqualified from being a part of the planning and implementation of the activity. Owners and/or employees of an ineligible company with business lines or products relating to the content of the activity will not be permitted to participate in the planning or execution of any accredited program. All listed relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for individuals in control of content have been mitigated.


A complete listing of relevant financial relationships for all those involved in developing and influencing the content of this activity is below.


Role in Activity

Ineligible Company

Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

Barry Eisenberg, MD


  • None
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Linda Fleischman

Course Director

  • None
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Bob Leydorf


  • None
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Angelica Matsuno


  • None
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Valerie Martinez


  • None
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Ilana Sherer MD, FAAP


  • None
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CME Committee

CE approval, all final decision-making on activities

  • None
  • N/A

Scripps Conference Services & CME

Plan, manage, implement, and reconcile CE activities

  • None
  • N/A

Accreditation and Conflict of Interest Mitigation


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Scripps Health and Blue Shield of California. Scripps Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



Scripps Health designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.


For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME.


The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Physician Assistants

PAs may claim a maximum of 1 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.



The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Conflict of Interest (COI) Mitigation

All relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies listed for individuals in control of content have been mitigated using a multi-step process including independent peer review of presentations.

Event details

Content Available

Mon, Oct 30, 2023 - Tue, Oct 29, 2024

1 hour