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Eating Disorders in Gender Diverse Youth: Guidance for Primary Care Providers
October 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In this webinar participants will learn how eating disorders may present in gender diverse youth and how best to provide care simultaneously for gender dysphoria and disordered eating. Eligible participants will also receive free CE credit for participation.
Dr. Martha Perry is the Chief of the Adolescent Medicine Section in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine. As a board-certified Adolescent Medicine Specialist, she provides care for adolescents and young adults with complex medical and psychosocial needs.
Gender diverse youth are at increased risk for body image concerns and disordered eating. It is important that primary care providers be able to address these concerns using a gender-affirming approach. Webinar participants will learn how eating disorders may present in gender diverse youth and how best to provide care simultaneously for gender dysphoria and disordered eating.
- Understand the prevalence and characteristics of eating disorders in gender diverse youth (GDY)
- Identify risk and protective factors for development of eating disorders in GDY
- Develop gender-affirming approach to assessment and management of eating disorders
- Recommend resources where patients, families and providers can seek additional support for care of GDY with eating disorders
Primary Care Providers Take-Aways
- Gender diverse youth are at higher risk for disordered eating behaviors, but the presentation and characteristics differ from those observed in cisgender youth.
- Gender-affirming friends, family and providers can help reduce the risk for development of or persistence of disordered eating in GDY.
- While the eating disorder requires intervention, the management in GDY with eating disorder should include management of gender-related needs in conjunction with eating disorder management.
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