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Transgender Care - Assessment of Residents\' Comfort and Knowledge
Purpose: To assess residents’ comfort and knowledge of
transgender care pre and post formalized lecture.
Background: Addressing healthcare disparities in transgender care
is long overdue. Despite social advances, transgender population still
experiences significant health inequities and discrimination. Improving medical
education during medical school and residency is critical to ameliorating these
Methods: A test was written to assess residents’ comfort and
knowledge. Data was collected pre and post formalized lecture to measure the
impact of the lecture. The test composed of 10 questions. Five questions were
subjective and aimed at assessing residents’ comfort level managing various
aspects of transgender care. The other five questions were knowledge-based.
Results: A total of 36 pre-test responses were collected,
representing 100% response rate from UTMB OBGYN residents. For the posttest,
there were 22 responses as some were unable to attend lecture. Prior to
lecture, only 13.5% agreed or strongly agreed that they have good understanding
of the trauma informed care. Posttest revealed 77.2% agreed or strongly agreed.
97.3% don’t feel comfortable prescribing masculinizing hormones but decreased
to 27.3% post lecture. Similarly, for prescribing feminizing hormones, 91.9 %
reported they were not comfortable pretest and 22.7% posttest. Only 2.7%
reported a good understanding of side effects and risks of hormone replacement
therapy; this improved to 72.7%. Pretest, 13.5% of residents knew where to find
resources for transgender care and 68.2% in the posttest. Residents scored
70.28% correct on knowledge-based questions in the pretest and 81.84%
Discussions: The formalized lecture significantly improved
residents\' comfort level and understanding of transgender care.
CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2022, Student, Resident, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Clerkship Coordinator, Osteopathic Faculty, Residency Director, Residency Coordinator, Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, GME, CME, UME, Assessment, Lecture, Advocacy, General Ob-Gyn, Sexuality,