PCOM Welcomes Transgender Health Advocate | October 2017 News
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PCOM Welcomes Transgender Health Advocate

October 10, 2017

Anne Koch, DMD, will speak at PCOM on Oct. 26, 2017, as part of a lecture series recognizing LGBT history month.Endodontist Anne Koch, DMD, underwent gender reaffirming surgery at 63, transitioning from male to female. As both a transwoman and a healthcare provider, Dr. Koch offers a unique perspective on the health outcomes of a population that is still greatly underserved.

Dr. Koch, author of the forthcoming book It Never Goes Away: Gender Transition at a Mature Age, will share her experience during a lecture on October 26 from 7-8 pm at the Zedeck Amphitheater in Evans Hall, as the first in an annual series of lectures PCOM plans to hold to recognize LGBT History Month.

Dr. Koch will share her personal story both prior to and after transitioning, and the process and unique challenges that surround transitioning at a mature age. She will also discuss treatment options for both male-to-female and female-to-male patients, and creating an open and welcoming clinical environment for LGBTQIA patients.

Lectures with Dr. Koch held specifically for students, faculty and staff will take place earlier in the day; however, all are encouraged to return for the evening session. This event, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Community Relations and the PCOM LGBTQIA Council, is free and no registration is necessary.

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