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 Topic: Transmen's health fair 09.22 - SCC Robert Eads Health

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Shamayim  



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Physical Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Posted: 2 Sep 2011, 4:42 pm    Post subject: Transmen's health fair 09.22 - SCC Robert Eads Health Reply with quote

Thursday, September 22, 2011, the Southern Comfort Conference (SCC) will sponsor the annual Robert Eads Health Partnership Fair*. Hosted by and at the Feminist Health Center (FHC), this half-day fair is devoted to providing information and resources applicable to transmen and will include: complimentary/low cost health care services and presentations by community activists, health care providers, and mental health professionals. (Programming, speakers, and activities are updated on an ongoing basis. Please check www.SCCAtl.org weekly.)


What: A half-day fair including Informational Programming and Health Services for trans men and their allies.

When: Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 11:30 am to 5 pm

Where: Feminist Health Center
1924 Cliff Valley Way NE
Atlanta, GA, 30329

Travel: SCC offers complimentary shuttle service to the Robert Eads Health Fair. Any interested conference attendees should meet in the hotel lobby at 10:30am as the shuttle leaves at 10:45am, Sharp. There may be several trips to and from SCC that day. Time to be determined by needs.


Schedule of Informational Programming for the REHP on September 22, 2011


11:30am to 12pm: Registration

12 pm to 1 pm Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lin Fraser, President Elect, WPATH
WPATH Day-to-Day, Then and Now, Standards of Care and Transmen

1 pm to 2 pm Dr. Andrew Dott, Mid-Life Passages
Hormone Replacement and Hysterectomy for Transmen

2 pm to 3 pm Kristine Medea LPC, BCETS, Thriving Heart Counseling & Consulting
Therapists as an Ally
Dr. B. Eli Budd, Psychologist, Assessing and Treating Gender Dysphoria and Transgendered Issues

3 pm to 4 pm Sir Jesse A. McNulty, Feminist Outlawz & YouthPride, with Cheryl Courtney-Evans of Trans Individuals Living Their Truth [TILTT], Jeannie Senter of PFLAG & Georgia Safe Schools Coalition [GSSC] and Tana Hall, LPC of YouthPrideTrans Related Issues - Support Groups Support in Metro Atlanta



4pm to 4:30pm Tracy Elizabeth Wilson
Men’s restroom and locker room 101 for FTM

4:30pm to 5pm Chef Franky Capobianco
Presenting his book Transmenu

Throughout the Day Onsite demonstrations by Alison Hastings
Insights on Yoga and Dara Metcalfe, Reiki Energy Healing


Schedule for Health Services during the REHP on September 22, 2011

The Feminist Health Center‘s Trans Health Initiative (THI) specializes in services devoted to FTM, transmasculine, and intersex clients. The THI program offers physical exams (including pelvic and lower exams with HPV testing), chest exams (pre and post-surgical), STI screenings, and lab work as needed throughout the year. SCC will cover the cost of a FHC physical exam for conference attendees. If you can afford to pay for these services, we ask that you make a donation during the registration process to extend help to others. Additional services and labs are available. As a nonprofit organization devoted to reproductive justice, FHC’s Trans Health Initiative offers a sliding scale discount (25 - 50% off of the regular price) to those with financial hardship. Some service fees may be waived. FHC accepts MasterCard, Visa, and Discover, but not personal checks. If you are interested in additional services, please discuss this with the THI Coordinator when registering.

8 am to 6 pm: Personal appointments for lab work and other medical services.

Health Services provided by FHC’s Trans Health Initiative (sponsored by SCC)
1. Annual Exam (pelvic exam and/or PAP with HPV testing and pre and post surgical chest exam) $130. (This fee is covered by SCC during the day of the REH fair and only for conference attendees. If you need a scholarship, please email blake@sccatl.org.)

Health Services provided by FHC’s Trans Health Initiative (at an additional cost)
1. Infection Check: $50
2. Blood work (STD, STI, HIV testing as well as a variety of routine chemistries): $5 - $145

Registration

Please Note: Registration for Health Services is separate from SCC Registration. You must pre-register for your medical appointments. All other activities require registration for the SCC 2011 Conference or a $20 suggested donation for the REHP at the door.

To register for health services, please email TransHealth@feministcenter.org. For any questions regarding health programming, please call Chloe, Trans Health Initiative Coordinator at 404-929-1742.

To register for the Informational Programming of the Robert Eads Health Partnership Fair, please email shamayimalexander@gmail.com. For any questions on the speakers or this all-day fair, please call Alex at 678-878-1823. Please provide your phone number and any special instructions for calling (such as days and time to call, preferred name, and if we can leave a message).


History

The Robert Eads Health Partnership was formed in memory of Robert Eads, a transman who suffered under the transphobic and discriminatory health care system in Georgia. In 1999, Robert Eads died of ovarian cancer after being refused treatment by dozens of doctors in and around the Atlanta area. The Southern Comfort Conference is proud to sponsor the Robert Eads Health Fair, offering lower exams for transmen and trans-masculine individuals at no cost. This fair is hosted by Feminist Health Center, a non-profit organization that provides health services in a safe, trans-affirmative environment. FHC’s protocols are designed to reduce barriers to health care for transgender individuals without compromising the quality of services they provide to all clients.

More at:
SCC - http://www.sccatl.org/2011_transgender_conference/robert-eads-health-fair.php
THI - http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=121062664650286

www.transhealthinitiative.org
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Shamayim (Alex) McCray
Supporting Transmen and the Trans Health Initiative
http://www.facebook.com/transhealthinitiative
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Posted: 20 Sep 2011, 9:15 am    Post subject: SCC Reply with quote

Wish that I could go. Maybe next year.
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