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Check It Out Guys: The Trans Men’s Pap Campaign and Check It Out: Queer Women Need Paps Too!

Toronto, Ontario
November 30, 2009

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Women’s College Hospital, Auditorium, 76 Grenville Street

Who should attend? Health care professionals and interested community members

Join us for a presentation on two new campaigns to promote Pap testing for trans men (female-to-male) and for lesbian, bisexual, queer and gay women, and other women who have sex with women.

Learn about research demonstrating that trans men and queer women are less likely to access Pap testing, what is being done to address these issues, and strategies you can use in your practice to provide more inclusive care to queer and trans patients.

A brief presentation of the campaigns will be followed by a panel presentation and Q&A with health care professionals experienced in providing Pap testing and sexual health care to queer and trans communities.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Sydney Tam, MD, Sherbourne Health Centre
  • Mary Potter, RN, Sherbourne Health Centre
  • Dr. Lea Rossiter, MD, Women’s College Hospital
  • Victoria Scott, RN, Bay Centre for Birth Control, Women’s College Hospital
  • Sarah McCarthy, RN, Bay Centre for Birth Control, Women’s College Hospital

Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to this FREE event.

For more information, please contact Arti Mehta at Planned Parenthood Toronto at amehta@ppt.on.ca or 416-961-0113 ext 123.

Check It Out Guys: The Trans Men’s Pap Campaign is a project of Sherbourne Health Centre. Check It Out: Queer Women Need Paps Too! is a project of the Queer Women's Health Initiative, a partnership between Planned Parenthood Toronto, Sherbourne Health Centre, Rainbow Health Ontario and Women's College Hospital.

Additional community partners include Asian Community AIDS Services, Good For Her and Women's Health in Women's Hands. This project was made possible by the generous support of TD Bank Financial Group.

Visit http://www.check-it-out.ca for more information.