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There is limited information, education, and training available on providing care for the transgender and gender-diverse population, and many healthcare providers lack the specific knowledge needed to provide adequate, culturally competent care. A needs assessment was conducted to better understand what healthcare practitioners wanted to know regarding this topic, as well as what trans and gender-diverse individuals wanted their healthcare practitioners to know about their care. This needs assessment was anonymous and answers were not published. The responses were analyzed by the author to identify themes and develop learning objectives for the creation of educational materials. Five educational modules were created on various topics to promote competency in providing gender-affirming services for the transgender and gender-diverse community. The availability of this resource promotes increased access to competent and culturally sensitive care for trans and gender-diverse populations in healthcare contexts.

Publication Date

Summer 8-9-2023


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


gender-affirming care, transgender, gender diverse, occupational therapy, occupational justice

Medical Subject Headings

occupational therapy, gender, transgender


Adult and Continuing Education | Gender and Sexuality | Occupational Therapy | Social Justice


Poster presented at the Summer 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on August 2-9, 2023.

Occupational Therapy's Role in Providing Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals