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It Starts with Us: Let’s Talk about Sex (and Gender)
February 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gender and sex are complicated, and yet are often treated as though they are neat and simple. Oversimplifying these complicated factors often results intersex, trans, non-binary and Two-Spirit people being altogether erased from curriculum in medical education, or being treated as rare exceptions whose health care needs are limited to a few specific fields.
As part of the It Starts With Us series, we will be hosting Dr. Mei-ling Wiedmeyer and Dr. A.J. Lowik, who will share some background learnings that set the stage for an ongoing curriculum audit funded by the UBC Faculty of Medicine Strategic Investment Fund. The audit is assessing ways to better equip future generations of doctors with the language, skills, values, and knowledge to better serve the needs of all patients, especially intersex, trans, non-binary and Two-Spirit patients.
In this virtual session, they will identify some of the important concepts for faculty, staff, tutors, preceptors, and others to understand, and to continue UBC’s leadership in equity-oriented care and education.
Gender and sex are complicated, and yet are often treated as though they are neat and simple
Topic: Let’s Talk About Sex (and Gender)
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm PST
Registration: Pre-registration is required. Register here: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/66176175897?pwd=SVcwalFpRWowOXYwREdLYSt1ZW5wdz09
Please note that the event will be recorded. The recording will be made available on redi.med.ubc.ca
What Will I Learn?
You will learn about the following topics:
– Difference between sex and gender, and how it is relevant to teaching, research, clinical care
– Health inequities facing intersex, trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people
– How to unpack the assumptions behind cisnormativity
– Tips for intentionally creating space for intersex, trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people in teaching, research, and clinical care