Monday, December 5, 2011

Anderson Cooper and Dr. Phil Interview YES Institute Board Member and Volunteer

On the Anderson Cooper talk show, YES Institute Board Member Dr. John J. Martin, Jr., and volunteer speaker Rajee spoke about the dangers of cosmetic procedures conducted outside of licensed, mainstream medical providers (air date Dec. 5). Those seeking physical procedures as part of a gender transition are a particularly vulnerable population, as many transgender people cannot afford transitioning expenses which are also typically not covered by insurance. Stigma and lack of awareness and education from mainstream providers further compels individuals to seek medical care elsewhere, often at their own peril.

Rajee and Dr. John J. Martin were also featured guests on the Dr. Phil talk show (air date Dec. 8).

The American Medical AssociationAmerican Psychological AssociationAmerican Congress for Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Endocrine Society all have policy statements and/or clinical guidelines calling for greater awareness, education and proper care for clients seeking a gender transition.

Health care organizations such as Children's Diagnostic & Treatment CenterCommunity Youth Services at Memorial RegionalJoe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Pediatric EndocrinologyMDC's Physician Assistant ProgramMiami Children's Hospital and Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity are some of the places that have received training from YES Institute. Contact us today to explore how your medical or mental health services team can schedule a YES Institute presentation on gender transitioning patients and client care at 305-663-7195.

On January 15, 16 and 17, YES Institute will be conducting our entire Gender/Orientation Series™, three days of courses providing an in-depth, research-based exploration of these and many other consequences facing youth, families and communities resulting from binary concepts of gender. Contact Brittney McCabe at 305-663-7195 or email to register and reserve your seat today. CE credits are available for Florida licensed nurses, therapists and teachers.

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