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Queer MEDuCation 101

We’re all doing it but no one is talking about it. Remember those cheesy Sex Ed videos in high school? I don’t know about you, but mine didn’t include queer sex education. Ever wonder the basics about common STIs? Or how to reduce risk of HIV transmission? What if the condom breaks? How do I prevent BV with my partner? Why does herpes scare everyone so much?! An open space for all questions to be answered. Come join Kerin Berger, a certified Physician Assistant; to discuss sexual health, resources for testing and treatment, and anything else that comes up! Knowledge is power and we can all learn from each other. Come join this open forum.

Kerin’s mission in life is to bridge the gap between the medical community and the LGBTQI community through advocacy, compassion, and education. She obtained her Physician Assistant certification and Master’s of Health Sciences degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Pause for a second. What is a Physician Assistant you may ask? Physician Assistants, also known as PAs (not Physician’s Assistant, not Medical Assistants) are medical professionals that diagnose illnesses, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as primary providers. Some may compare PAs to Nurse Practitioners in that they have a similar scope of practice, however, PAs are trained under the same medical model as physicians. It became clear during her medical education that LGBTQI people were inserted into boxes such “gay men = HIV” or “trans folks = behavioral health” or “lesbians = BV” versus acknowledging the community as whole. She was very bothered by this concept. She believes through her personal connection and professional resources she can make a difference. After graduating from PA school, Kerin pursued a career in sexual health and education working specifically with LGBTQI people. Her passion project is to implement LGBTQI curriculum across all PA programs nationwide. She currently trains students in cultural humility at Charles Drew University and University of Southern California.  When Kerin is not working, she loves to spend time with her wife Jordan and her dog Rilo. She loves cycling, hiking, traveling, and being outside in nature.  Questions? Contact me!  contact@queermeducation.com . Website coming soon!  For more information about Physician Assistants, please visit:  www.aapa.org

Kerin’s mission in life is to bridge the gap between the medical community and the LGBTQI community through advocacy, compassion, and education. She obtained her Physician Assistant certification and Master’s of Health Sciences degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Pause for a second. What is a Physician Assistant you may ask? Physician Assistants, also known as PAs (not Physician’s Assistant, not Medical Assistants) are medical professionals that diagnose illnesses, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as primary providers. Some may compare PAs to Nurse Practitioners in that they have a similar scope of practice, however, PAs are trained under the same medical model as physicians. It became clear during her medical education that LGBTQI people were inserted into boxes such “gay men = HIV” or “trans folks = behavioral health” or “lesbians = BV” versus acknowledging the community as whole. She was very bothered by this concept. She believes through her personal connection and professional resources she can make a difference. After graduating from PA school, Kerin pursued a career in sexual health and education working specifically with LGBTQI people. Her passion project is to implement LGBTQI curriculum across all PA programs nationwide. She currently trains students in cultural humility at Charles Drew University and University of Southern California.

When Kerin is not working, she loves to spend time with her wife Jordan and her dog Rilo. She loves cycling, hiking, traveling, and being outside in nature.

Questions? Contact me! contact@queermeducation.com. Website coming soon!

For more information about Physician Assistants, please visit: www.aapa.org


Earlier Event: November 16
Queer Self Defense
Later Event: November 23
Clothing Swap!