Jen Hastings, MD and Jackson Bird will discuss the basics of transitioning––including hormone therapy and puberty blockers as well as social and emotional considerations. As a non-binary physician consultant and educator affiliated with UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, Dr. Hastings will discuss “transition” as embodiment, and break down the different options available to trans masculine, trans feminine, and nonbinary individuals. As a transgender man and storyteller, Jackson Bird will contribute a first-person perspective and shed light on the challenges and joys of transitioning.
Jackson Bird (he/him/his) is a writer and Internet creator dedicated to demystifying the transgender experience. A YouTube NextUp Creator and GLAAD Rising Star Digital Innovator, Jackson shares his and others’ stories on his YouTube channel, jackisnotabird, and in his debut book Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vulture, The Advocate, and more, and his TED Talk “How to talk (and listen) to transgender people” has been viewed over one million times. Jackson lives in New York City and you can follow him online @jackisnotabird.
Jen Hastings, MD (Jen) is dedicated to healing from the heart, and has always worked with an integrated body mind spirit approach. Jen’s work includes Transgender Health Care, the integration of Behavioral Health, Trauma Informed Care, Mindfulness and alternative approaches to treating pain. Jen started the Planned Parenthood Transgender Healthcare Program in Santa Cruz in 2003, and a Mindfulness Based MAT program in 2018.
Jen is Volunteer Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, Director of Medical Conference Programming for Gender Spectrum and works to increase medical access and understanding about the gender journey. Jen is actively involved in supporting Trans and Gender Expansive Services around the country.
Jen does not have a website, but notes Jen is a physician consultant and educator, affiliated with UCSF Dept of Family and Community Medicine.
For more information on Jackson Bird: http://jacksonbird.cool