Speaking with Patients about Sexuality and Gender Part 2

In the second segment of this two-part video, Jennifer Potter, M.D. continues a panel discussion on Speaking with Patients about Sexuality and Gender. Panelists discuss how to work with trainees on their communication skills; identify strategies that have worked for improving providers’ communication skills; and discuss the most impactful lessons they have learned while refining their communications skills and teaching others.

Dr. Potter is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Women’s Health Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Director of the Women’s Health Program at Fenway Health, Associate Editor of the MedEdPORTAL LGBT Health Curriculum Collection, and co-author of the AAMC publication Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD.

Learning Objectives:
After viewing this video, the learner will be able to:
1. Communicate the impact sex and sexuality has on a person’s health and wellness.
2. Identify at least two methods to assist trainees in improving their communication skills.
3. Understand how to model appropriate communication skills for trainees.


Katharine Baratz Dalke, MD
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN, CSE
Associate Professor in the Departments of Community Health
and Preventive Medicine/Medical Education
Morehouse School of Medicine
Director of the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health
Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Melanie Davis, PhD
President, Honest Exchange

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

David Malebranche, MD, MPH
Primary Care Physician
University of Pennsylvania Student Health Services

Jason Schneider, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

AAMC Medical Education Guide – www.aamc.org/lgbtdsd
GLMA Provider Cultural Competence Series – www.glma.org
Intersectionality: Implications for Clinical Care of LGBTQ People (Chapter 3 of Fenway Guide to LGBT Health) – www.lgbthealtheducation.org
Providing Welcoming Services and Care for LGBT People: A Learning Guide for Health Care Staff – www.lgbthealtheducation.org/publications
Sexual Attitude Reassessment – www.aasect.org
Taking Routine Histories of Sexual Health: A System-Wide Approach for Health Centers – www.lgbthealtheducation.org/publications