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Saturday, July 9 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Medical Basics: Puberty Blockers and Cross Hormones

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This session will focus on the needs of children who are beginning the road to medical support around their gender. The mechanism of puberty blockers (GnRH analogues) and cross hormones, including timing, dosing, and follow up care will be presented. Key questions families and young people must consider, processes for identifying what the appropriate steps might be for your child, and various other general topics related to starting down the path of medical support for your child’s gender.

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Jennifer Hastings, MD

Jennifer Hastings, MD is a family practice physician who started the Transgender Health Care Program at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Santa Cruz and has been actively involved in supporting Transgender Health Care Services around the country. An Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Jen works closely with the Santa Cruz Transgender Therapist Team, and is involved in the integration of Behavioral Health... Read More →
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Ilana Sherer, MD

Ilana Sherer, MD, FAAP is a pediatrician in California. In addition to seeing patients at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Dr. Sherer is a founding member of the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center and serves as its Assistant Medical Director and Director of Primary Care.  She has received various awards for this work, developed health care provider modules related to caring for GLBT and gender variant youth, and... Read More →


Saturday July 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Soda Center - Moraga Hall