You Can Do It! How to Provide Gender-Affirming Care for your Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients (18-04-35)

21st Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Conference (18-04)

3 CE (NCC Code 2A)


Jennifer Demma, MSN, APRN-CNM

Clinical Practice Director

Family Tree Clinic

St. Paul, Minnesota

Michelle Schramm, APN, MSN, WHNP-BC

Coordinator, Sexual Health and Wellness

Princeton University Health Services

Princeton, New Jersey

Intended Audience:
Nurse practitioners (NPs), Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs), and other advanced practice clinicians who care for women.


  • CE Approval Period: Now through December 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 3.0 hours
  • CE Approval Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours of CE Credit.


Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians should be better able to:

  • Understand the differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
  • Develop confidence in taking inclusive sexual health histories for all patients.
  • Identify best clinical practices for providing gender affirming care to transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
  • Understand and be prepared to offer common hormone therapy protocols for gender affirmation, including knowledge of side effects and monitoring used for medical transition.
  • Discuss options for gender affirmation surgeries and how to help patients prepare for them.

Successful Completion of the Activity:

Successful completion of this online activity, 18-04-35, requires the participant to:

During the approval period (now through December 2019);

  1. Read the educational objectives, disclosures, and disclaimers in the Front Matter section;
  2. Study the material in the learning activity by watching the session;
  3. Complete the post test with a score of 70% or higher;
  4. Complete the session evaluation;
  5. After successful completion you may print your CE certificate.  Your certificate will be stored for you on the NPWH E-Learning site under My Transcripts


Program description:

In this 3 hour interactive workshop you will learn best practices and guidelines for providing sexual and reproductive health care and gender affirming therapies for individuals who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming. You will walk away with knowledge and tools to take back to your practice to feel confident and competent in providing care for these populations.

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been evaluated and approved by the Continuing Education Approval Program of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), and has been approved for 3.0 contact hour(s) of CE credit.  Each participant should claim only those contact hours that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Activity Number: 18-04-35


Faculty Disclosures:
NPWH policy requires all faculty to disclose any affiliation or relationship with a commercial interest that may cause a potential, real, or apparent conflict of interest with the content of a CE program. NPWH does not imply that the affiliation or relationship will affect the content of the CE program. Disclosure provides participants with information that may be important to their evaluation of an activity. All conflicts of interest were resolved according to NPWH policy. In addition, all content has been peer reviewed by a WHNP with no conflicts of interest to ensure the content is evidence-based, un-biased, and uses the best available, highest strength evidence for recommendations. Faculty are also asked to identify any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices made in their presentation.


Jennifer Demma, MSN, APRN-CNM, has nothing to disclose.

Michelle Schramm, APN, MSN, WHNP-BC has nothing to disclose.


Disclosure of unlabeled use:
NPWH policy requires authors to disclose to participants when presenting information about unlabeled use of a commercial product or device or an investigational use of a drug or device not yet approved for any use.

Therapeutics Disclaimer:

Participating faculty members determine the editorial content of CE activities; this content does not necessarily represent the views of NPWH. This content has undergone a blinded peer review process for validation of clinical content. Although every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate, clinicians are responsible for evaluating this information in relation to generally accepted standards in their own communities and integrating the information in this activity with that of established recommendations of other authorities, national guidelines, FDA approved package inserts, and individual patient characteristics.


Commercial Support:
No commercial support was provided for this activity.


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You Can Do It! How to Provide Gender-Affirming Care for your Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients (18-04-35)