Episode 30: Things we don’t talk about (but should): The transgender experience in healthcare with Dr. Ben Haseen
What does it mean to be transgender? Dr. Ben Haseen, an openly transgender author, health advocate, and physician resident at Duke University Health System, joins Justin—and returning colleague Catherine Wright—to dig deep into the science, politics, and cultural factors underlying this deceptively simple question. Dr. Haseen dispels common misconceptions around gender identity and sexuality, outlines the challenges that trans people face when seeking healthcare, and explains how activism through academia means focusing on “the things that we don’t talk about, but we should.”
Justin, Catherine, and Dr. Haseen explore the personal and systemic aspects of the transgender experience: Does the medical education system adequately prepare providers to care for trans patients? Why are physical and mental health so closely related in transgender healthcare? And how is technology supporting trans people and their physicians?
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