The CFPC recognizes the importance of offering sensitive, gender-affirming care to people in 2SLGBTQ+ communities. Many people from these communities face significant barriers when accessing primary care.
More than one million people in Canada identify as 2SLGBTQ+. It’s likely every family physician cares for one or more 2SLGBTQ+ patients in their practice. It’s important for family doctors to have easy access to appropriate resources to address the unique health needs of people in these communities.
Support family doctors in providing care to 2SLGBTQ+ communities
Highlight the incredible work of family doctors to build and strengthen the health of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Canada
Raise awareness of the inequities and barriers that people in the 2SLGBTQ+ communities face in accessing and receiving primary health care
Celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ family medicine community across Canada and within the CFPC
The CFPC is committed to improving the health of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Canada and supporting family doctors caring for people in these communities.
2SLGBTQ+ Health Education and Research
HIV in the aging population by Dr. Gordon Arbess
Available June 15th.
CFP Podcast June 2023
Cancer Screening in Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patients by Dr. Thea Weisdorf and Dr. Andrew Organek
Caring for Your Sexual and Gender Diverse (SGD) youth by Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier
These podcasts have been certified for 0.5 Mainpro+® credit. To earn credits, visit CFPCLearn to listen to the podcasts and then complete a reflective exercise. You can listen wherever you get your podcasts.
Short Snappers for Pride Month: Caring for 2SLGBTQ+ in primary care
In recognition of Pride Month, our June webinar will dive into a selection of medical issues relevant to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Our expert panel will discuss cancer screening for men who have sex with men (MSM), women who have sex with women (WSW), and transgender patients; approaches to care for transgender patients; and pre-exposure prophylaxis. Join us on June 20th at 12:00 p.m. ET for an informative session and walk away with some great practice pearls!
Watch the recording
LGBTQI+ Refugee Health in Canada: What family physicians need to know
Hosted by the CFPC 2SLGBTQ+ Health and Global Health member interest groups, this webinar focuses on understanding health considerations in bringing 2SLGBTQ+ refugees to Canada and the barriers and challenges they face accessing health care here. The webinar discusses how to create a safe clinical environment for LGBTQI+ refugees in your practice and identifies resources in practice for LGBTQI+ refugee care.
Watch the recording.
2SLGBTQ+ Health in Canadian Family Physician (CFP)
Waugh E, Myhre D, Beauvais C, Thériault G, Bell NR, Dickinson JA, et al. Preventive screening in women who have sex with women. Can Fam Physician. 2021;67(11):830-836.
Le Berre M, Vedel I. Diversity considerations in Alzheimer disease and related disorders: How can our national and provincial strategies be inclusive of sexual minorities? Can Fam Physician. 2020;66(4):244-246.
Freedman A, Nicolle J. Social isolation and loneliness: the new geriatric giants: Approach for primary care. Can Fam Physician. 2020;66(3):176-182.
O'Byrne P. Rigour after gonorrhea treatment in a 55-year-old man. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65(2):112-115.
Kiran T, Davie S, Singh D, Hranilovic S, Pinto AD, Abramovich A, et al. Cancer screening rates among transgender adults: Cross-sectional analysis of primary care data. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65(1):e30-e37.
Bell J, Purkey E. Trans individuals' experiences in primary care. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65(4):e147-e154.
Newhook JT, Winters K, Pyne J, Jamieson A, Holmes C, Feder S, et al. Teach your parents and providers well: Call for refocus on the health of trans and gender-diverse children. Can Fam Physician. 2018;64(5):332-335.
2SLGBTQ+ Health at Family Medicine Forum (FMF)
2SLGBTQ+ Affirming Pregnancy Care (p.62)
Dr. Robyn Moxely, MD, CCFP
Where Sex and Gender Mingle: Sexual health of transgender/gender diverse (p.80)
Dr. Ted Jablonski, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Saskatchewan’s TRANS Peer Health Navigator Project (p.98)
Gwen Rose, BA, Dr. Stéphanie Madill, PhD, Dr. Megan Clark, MD, CCFP
Doctoring the Spirit: Healing with a stethoscope in one hand and sweetgrass in the other (p.44)
James Makokis, BSc, MHSc, MD, CCFP
First Five Years: Essential snappers for early-career family doctors — Transgender Primary Care: Short Snappers (p.83)
Thea Weisdorf, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Opening Pandora’s Box: Female sexual health 2021 (p.72)
Ted Jablonski, BSC Med, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Give and Take: The evolution of transgender surgery (p.66)
Ted Jablonski, BSC Med, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Developing Virtual Conference Education: Pearls by medical learners (p.13)
Sandra Sabongui; Kenya A. Costa-Dookhan, MSc; Charlie Guiang, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Providing Safer, More Inclusive Care for STBBIs in Your Practice (p.149)
Marc Steben, MD, CCFP, FCFP, DESS; Laura Bouchard, MSc; Claire Kendall, MD, MSc, PhD, CCFP
LGBTQ+ Patients’ Experience in Primary Care: A systematic review – Work in progress (p.23)
Shoghi Nikoo*, MD, MA; Ellen Thompson, MD; Casimir Soare, MD, CCFP
TRANS-forming Your Practice: A comprehensive transgender workshop (p.15)
Ted Jablonski, MD, CCFP, FCFP; Thea Weisdorf, MD, FCFP; Amy Bourns, MD, CCFP; Sue Hranilovic, MN, NP-PHC, ACRN
TRANS-forming Your Practice in 2018: An introduction to transgender medicine (p.69)
Ted Jablonski, MD, CCFP, FCFP; Rick Ward, MD, CCFP, FCFP
“I Never Learned That in School!”: Clinical skills for working with diverse patients (p.124)
Anvita Kulkarni, MPH; Jason Profetto, MD, CCFP; Yvgeniy (Genya) Oparin
CFPC Publications and Advocacy
Integrating Mental Health Services in Primary Care, the 2018 issue in the Innovations in Primary Care series, featured resources for the care of transgender patients.
Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) a Sherbourne Health program, has a mandate to improve access to services and promote health in the 2SLGBTQ+ communities. It is not a physician organization, but physicians are encouraged to use their resources.
Sherbourne Health’s Guidelines for gender affirming primary care with trans and non-binary Patients
Trans Care BC is a BC-wide information service and resource hub. They work to make sure people have the information they need to access gender-affirming health care and supports, and provide resources for health care provider education nationally.
The Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH) is a national organization supporting education, research, and advocacy in transgender and gender diverse health.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is an international organization supporting education, research, and advocacy in transgender and gender diverse health.
Thank you for your support. To get involved or to offer feedback, please contact Dr. Thea Weisdorf or Dr. Andrew Organek, Chair and Vice-Chair of the 2SLGBTQ+ Health Member Interest Group at [email protected].