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Grand Rounds: Recognizing and Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Your Practice


By Jessica S. Castonguay, DO, MPH , Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Adolescent Medicine

More about Jessica Castonguay, DO, MPH

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the relationship between sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. 2. List three ways the primary care office can provide a safe space for LGBTQ youth. 3. Explain factors that improve biopsychosocial outcomes for LGBTQ youth.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

The primary care physician needs to know how to approach their patients who divulge their sexuality as something other than hetero-, and the proper way to guide them. Recognizing what resources are available, if needed, and which patients should be seen by the adolescent center will provide a supportive environment for these youth.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.