Posted: January 20, 2016

Health Promotion Strategies for LGBT Persons with Scott Leibowitz

Description

In this video, Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Co-Chair of the AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development, interviews Scott Leibowitz, MD, Head Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist of the Gender and Sex Development Program at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In this engaging discussion, Drs. Eckstrand and Leibowitz discuss the importance of resilience and coping for LGBT and gender nonconforming youth, the benefits associated from supporting adolescents in realizing the full spectrum of gender expressions and sexual orientations, the consequences of both negative and positive coping mechanisms, and the importance of identifying and encouraging strong support systems in order to promote resilience.

Presenters: Scott Leibowitz, MD, Head Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Gender and Sex Development Program, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Kristen L. Eckstrand, M.D., Ph.D. PGY1 Resident, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry, Associate Editor, MedEdPORTAL Differences of Sex Development Health Collection, Co-Chair, AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development, Founding Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI Health.

Keywords

LGBT, Health Promotion, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Non-Conforming, Clinician-Patient Communication

Authors

Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN, CSE, Morehouse School of Medicine


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