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Effects of Gender Transition on Sexuality: How does feminizing/masculinizing hormone therapy and genital surgery affect one’s sexual response?

Natalia Zhikhareva

by Dr. Natalia Zhikhareva, PhD

Friday, May 18, 2018

1:15pm – 2:30pm

FREE CE LECTURE!
1 CE available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and psychologists

With insurance companies expanding to cover transgender related services, more individuals today are able to obtain hormone therapy, and, most importantly, genital surgery. These procedures cause many changes that affect how trans-people experience their sexuality. Some experience changes in their libido, increased interest in specific types of sexual practices, changes in physical sexual response and even changes in the types of people to whom they are attracted. In this introductory level session, we will explore the effects of gender transition on one’s sexuality and offers solutions on how to work with transgender individuals.

Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the gender transition process
    • Summarize and identify effects of gender transition on one’s sexuality
    • Give examples of interventions and tools in addressing sexuality with transgender population

Dr Natalia Zhikhareva (Dr Z) is a clinical psychologist specializing in transgender care and has worked with transgender individuals for over a decade. Her passion working in the transgender community fostered an interest in clinical research leading to the publication of “Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Projective Drawings of Pre-Operative Male-to-Female Transgendered Individuals’ Perception of Their Genitalia.”  Dr Z’s most recent work includes writing and contributing to Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male transgender courses, offered by the online training program Loveology University. She has been featured as a speaker on current transgender issues at Empowered Trans Woman Summit, founded the Hormone Readiness Group for trans-youth living in Portland, Oregon, and is the facilitator of the Transition & Beyond Group in LA.

This lecture takes place at Center for Healthy Sex

RSVP to morgan@centerforhealthysex.com

Event Disclaimer

Center for Healthy Sex, Continuing Education provider #107699. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Center for Healthy Sex is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Healthy Sex maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There is no known commercial support for this program. To request accommodations for special needs, to report grievances, or for any other questions, please contact us at 310-843-9902 or via email: info@centerforhealthysex.com. Certificates of attendance will be emailed upon completion of the course.

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