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Breakout Session 2c

“Case Studies in Primary Care” by Katy Kropf, DO

Katy Kropf, DO, (she/ her pronouns) is a family medicine physician at OhioHealth Family Medicine in Athens, Ohio, and an Assistant Professor at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She started providing gender affirming hormonal care in 2010. This inspiring work prompted her to educate others to provide care for transgender and gender non-conforming people. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Gender and Women’s Studies from Grinnell College and her Osteopathic degree from Ohio University.

Brief Description:

In this session we will consider some of the challenging clinical scenarios that you will encounter in the holistic care of transgender and gender non-conforming patients. How do you discuss future fertility and birth control concerns with patients who are starting hormones? How do you take into consideration co-occurring mental health issues before and during medical transition? How do you approach screening guidelines such as pap tests and mammography? We will discuss these issues and more from the perspective of current guidelines and evidence as well as sharing clinical experiences from the presenter and the attendees.


1) Identify gender affirming practices in primary care that treat the whole person
2) Discuss approaches to clinical challenges that arise in the care of gender diverse patients.


Presentation Slides:

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