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Blog category: Current practice

Feature blog series: Creating safer clinic spaces and experiences for trans and gender variant clients - PART 3

PART 3 – Creating accessible spaces

Accessibility for trans people isn’t just about gender.

Trans people may also have accessibility needs that are unrelated to their gender, but that still create...

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Feature blog series: Creating safer clinic spaces and experiences for trans and gender variant clients - PART 2

PART 2 – Systems and Procedures

Traditionally, medical systems and procedures have not considered the needs of trans clients. Some simple changes to existing protocols can make services more accessible and...

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Feature blog series: Creating safer clinic spaces and experiences for trans and gender variant clients - PART 1

Sexual health clinics provide essential services, but these spaces can sometimes present accessibility challenges to trans and gender variant people. There are many things that can impact how trans and gender diverse clients experience...

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New 4th generation HIV test to enhance routine detection of acute HIV infections in BC

Background

In 2013, the BCCDC published results of a pilot study [1] which confirmed the value of pooled nucleic acid testing (PNAT) to identify acute HIV infections in a high risk population of men who have sex with men. PNAT...

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Addressing chest binding in transgender and gender diverse clients

Background

Chest binding refers to the mechanical compression of breast tissue, often through the use of sports bras, ace bandages, or specialized compression garments.

Binding is most commonly practiced by female-...

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