BY AJ TRAGER
ANN ARBOR – In collaboration with the Washtenaw Community Medical Society, Corner Health Center of Ann Arbor will present a two-hour seminar Oct. 15 on how to better provide care for the growing number of trans youth and young adults in Washtenaw County.
The seminar will discuss current statistics and the state of trans care in Michigan and will look at how healthcare providers can provide better services for trans men and women. Director of the Corner Health Center, Dr. Kathryn Fessler, will give the keynote address. Discussion will be followed by a Q&A.
Belinda Chandler, contact for WCMS, says that 50 people have RSVPed for the event and she expects a few dozen more to sign up by Oct. 15.
Corner Health Center requested a partnership with WCMS earlier in the year to discuss trans-related care in Washtenaw County. The center is committed to helping young people make healthy choices now and in the future by providing high-quality primary health care, education and support for adolescents and their children with regard to income level. The Corner serves youth and young adults ages 12-25 and their children and has physicians working across Washtenaw County at St. Joseph Mercy or the University of Michigan Health System.
The seminar will be held at Ann Arbor City Club and is free and open to the public. Doors open at 8 a.m. A continental breakfast will be provided. Ann Arbor City Club is located at 1830 Washtenaw Ave.