February 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm EDT | by WBadmin
Trans health officer offers sensitivity classes
San Francisco, Washington Blade, gay news

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SAN FRANCISCO — A transgender woman on the Health Commission in San Francisco who previously advocated for the Department of Public Health there to pay for gender reassignment surgeries for uninsured transgender patients has developed sessions called Transgender 101 to increase trans sensitivity and awareness there, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Cecilia Chung says the classes are needed and important.

“We want to make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to cultural competency,” the Chronicle quoted Chung as saying. “This is really walking the walk in terms of cultural competency and inclusion and making sure all of our community feels safe.”

More advanced classes on transgender issues are being developed for specialists, the report said.

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