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Sexual Health Lunch & Learn Series- Challenging Cases in Young Adult Gender Medicine


Published Date: 05/18/2022

Expiration Date: 09/13/2023

CE Credit: No CE


Presentation will cover the assessment of gender affirming care in youth. The presenter will discuss the initiation of such care and the barriers that are present. Also, there will be a discussion on the health disparities that exist in this group and strategies of how to respond.


Karen Teelin,MD, MSED, FAAP
Karen Teelin, MD, MSED, FAAP is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York, where she is an Adolescent Medicine specialist. Dr. Teelin is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She did her pediatric residency and fellowship training at Golisano Children’s Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, including additional training in medical care of transgender adolescents. She completed the Leadership in Adolescent Health course in Rochester, NY at Strong/Memorial Hospital. She also has a Master’s of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests include sexual health, gender dysphoria, menstrual concerns, eating disorders, and headaches. She runs the Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Clinic in Syracuse NY, as well as the Adolescent Consult Clinic. Dr. Teelin is involved in training pediatric and psychiatry residents as well as medical students, and she has won three teaching awards from medical students, most recently the Alpha Omega Alpha teaching award in 2016. She has been an Associate Course Director in the medical school. She was a member of the NYPATH (New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health) Advisory Council, and is involved locally in increasing LARC access for adolescents in Syracuse.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the assessment and initiation of gender affirming medical care in youth.
  • Identify some awareness of some of the barriers and health disparities faced by gender expansive youth.
  • Explain strategies for responding to challenges in the care of gender expansive youth.

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