Posts in Medical
Episode 27: The Basics of Chest Binding ft. Frances Reed, LMT (they/them)

"Chest binding" or "binding" is utilizing various materials and techniques to change the contour of the chest. Studies are few and far between when it comes to standardized guidelines, recommendations, and safety protocols. Today, we chat with Frances Reed, LMT (they/them) about their experience specializing in techniques for relieving pain caused by chest binding and top surgery. Frances is the owner of Freed Bodyworks and HealthBinding.com.

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Episode 26: Let's Talk About PrEP, Baby ft. Let's PrEP Wisconsin

Pre-exposure prophylaxis aka PrEP is a medical approach to preventing HIV transmission. Truvada (tenofovir TDF and emtricitabine) was FDA approved in 2012 for PrEP and is extremely effective in preventing HIV transmission. So who is a candidate for PrEP? How can someone access PrEP? Does my insurance cover PrEP? Today, we chat with Ruthie Weatherly founder of Let’s PrEP Wisconsin and Alex Corona PrEP Adovocate, about their mission to end new HIV infections in the Midwest.

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Episode 25: Queer Health Policy ft. Carl G Streed Jr, MD MPH FACP

What is queer health policy and why is it important? Today, we chat with Dr. Carl G. Streed Jr, physician and research lead at Boston Medical Center for Transgender Medicine & Surgery. For over a decade, Carl has been dedicated to understanding and eliminating disparities among sexual and gender minorities through education reform, professional development, and systems redesign.

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Episode 24 : What Is a Doula? ft. Jenna Brown (they/them)

What is the scope of a doula? Are doulas medical practitioners? How can doulas aid in pelvic health and reproductive care? Today we chat with queer doula and radical activist Jenna Brown (they/them). Their mission is to shift the narrative from fear to love by using person-centered care to cultivate self-awareness, connection, and autonomy.

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Episode 22: Minority Stress During Adolescence ft. Jeremy Goldbach, Ph.D., LMSW

Today, we chat with Dr. Jeremy Goldbach, Doctor of Social Work and Director of the Center for LGBT Health Equity at the University of Southern California. Dr. Goldbach's research focuses on how the minority stress model specifically affects the health and well-being of youth and adolescents.

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Episode 20: Queer Womxn's Health ft. Angie Magaña, CNM, WHNP

Many opportunities are missed to test, treat, educate and advocate regarding medical and social concerns of queer womxn. Today, we chat with Angie Magaña, a womxn's health nurse practitioner and founder of the Audre Lorde Health Program at the LA LGBT Center, regarding the extreme health disparities affecting lesbian, bisexual, and queer womxn.

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Episode 17: Chronic Pain and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy ft. Michael Zabala Aquino, PT, DPT

Most people utilize physical therapy for orthopedic purposes, however, physical therapy has so much more to offer. Today, we chat with Dr. Michael Zabala Aquino, the founder of Deconstruct Health. Michael discusses their mission to alleviate the barriers that exist for the queer community, particularly queer people of color and transgender/gender nonconforming individuals, through the use of physical therapy and whole body wellness. Michael specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy (for all!) and chronic pain.

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Episode 14: Queer Midwifery ft. Ray Rachlin LM, CPM, CLC

Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) are a “fast-growing segment of the midwifery profession in the United States today. Certified Professional Midwives are trained and credentialed to offer expert care, education, counseling, and support to women for pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period,” according to the North American Registry of Midwives. As of 2016, there are a little over 3,000 CPMs practicing. 

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Episode 13: Rainbow Families ft. Darren Paul-Vance

According to the Family Equality Council, approximately, 2-3.7 million children are being raised by a LGBTQ parent, a combination of couples and single parents.   According to the Williams Institute at UCLA, 21.4% of couples raising adopted children are same sex couples, compared to 3.0% of cis-male/female couples and about 3.0% of same sex couples are fostering compared to 0.4% of cis-heterosexual couples. Interestingly enough, there are higher rates of same sex couples raising children in more conservative areas of the country such as the South, the Mountain West and Midwestern states.

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Episode 7: Sex, Intimacy, and OT ft. Kathryn Ellis, MOT, OTR/L

What is occupational therapy? How can providers utilize occupational therapists to address sex and intimacy concerns? In today’s episode, we sit down with Kathryn Ellis, the founder of The Institute of Sex, Intimacy, and OT. Kathryn Ellis, MOT, OTR/L is an experienced leader, clinician, educator, and researcher in the field of occupational therapy related to sexual activity and intimate social participation. ​She is a Certified Sexuality Counselor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and co-author of Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans: A Guide to embracing change

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Episode 5: HIV Meds Then and Now ft. Lauren Biehle Gory, PharmD, BCPS

Today’s episode features Lauren Biehle Gory from Take Two Pills… and listen to this podcast. Besides her amazing work with Two Pills Podcast, Lauren is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist. Lauren and I discuss the evolution of HIV medications from the 1980s to present. Lauren dives into the common medications prescribed today and defines “undetectable=untransmittable” from a pharmacologic standpoint.

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Episode 3: Transgender and Nonbinary Affirming Surgery ft. Kayla McLaughlin, PA-C

In this interview, we dive into transgender and nonbinary affirming surgery 101 including pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative care. Kayla McLaughlin is a physician assistant practicing in transgender and nonbinary affirming surgery in Los Angeles, California. Kayla graduated from Chatham University in 2015 and began practicing transgender and nonbinary medicine at the LA LGBT Center. In 2018, she was hired as the first physician assistant in the Gender Affirming Surgery Department at Kaiser Permanente.

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