In order to present to the doctors of relevant medical fields of the leading medical institution in Republika Srpska, the topic of medical gender reassignment in B&H, human rights and needs of transgender and transexual persons, as well as recent activities of Sarajevo Open Centre regarding this issue, publishing the manual and education meetings for specialists of specific medical fields that have previously taken place, our coordinator Delila Hasanbegović organised a meeting with representatives of the University Clinic Centre of Republika Srpska.
One of these trainings, titled “Medical aspects of gender reassignment: Regarding adequate, trans-specific and inclusive services and support for trans persons in the process of transition,” was held mid-January. As stated by Delila Hasanbegović from SOC, the training was aimed at doctors, endocrine specialists from public health institutions – clinical centres, hospitals and professional associations, from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Goražde, Banjaluka and Mostar.
This half-day training gathered around 10 medical experts from the public health institutions – clinical centres, hospitals and health care institutes from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Goražde and Mostar. They presented to the participants urology and gynaecology perspectives in the process of transition of gender variant/ non-conforming, transgender and transexual persons, needs and experience, guidelines for protection of reproductive health of trans persons, as well as the experience of trans persons from BiH.
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Sarajevo Open Centre is organizing a training session on November 30th for urologists and gynecologists on the topic “Medical aspects of gender reassignment: providing adequate, trans-specific and inclusive services and support for trans persons in the process of transition.” With this training session, we wish to open discussion and find support for further efforts toward … Continued
Sarajevo Open Centre (SOC), on 18 February 2019 in Sarajevo, held the training for psychology and medicine students named “Medical aspects of gender reassignment: On adequate, trans specific and inclusive services and support providing to trans persons in the transition process”.
We invite all interested students of psychology and medicine from Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzla and Mostar, as well as members of the Association of Students of Psychology SINAPSA and members of the Association of Medical Students in BiH to join us in Sarajevo on February 18, 2019 (Monday).
Liam Isić was born as a girl. He was born in a body of the opposite sex, and in the Večernji Studio he has told us his story, the story about confronting himself, his family, and his surroundings. He talked about the process of transition – which is still in progress. He is one of the few who came out with such an intimate, private story to the public.
In scope of the program for marking 16 Days of Activism, Sarajevo Open Centre (SOC), on 3 December 2018 in Sarajevo, held the training for psychologists and psychiatrists named “Medical aspects of gender reassignment: On adequate, trans specific and inclusive services and support providing to trans persons in the transition process”.