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Transgender health

  • Season: Season 1
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  • Featuring: Sean Collins, Erika Laurentz, & Bennett Pendleton

This episode of the Hear Me Now Podcast explores Trans Health through the perspectives of two Providence healthcare providers who are transgender. Erika Laurentz is an emergency department psychiatric counselor; Bennett Pendleton is a registered nurse. They share their experiences with family tension, social discrimination, and awkward healthcare encounters. Erika and Bennett also explore how to make healthcare more compassionate and respectful for one of society’s most vulnerable populations.

Episode Notes

For additional information about the Transgender educational programs by Erika Laurentz or Bennett Pendleton please reach out to them directly at:

Erika Laurentz: or

Bennett Pendleton:

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  • Seán Collins
  • Bennett Pendleton
  • Erika Laurentz


  • compassion
  • health
  • vulnerable
  • providence
  • transgender
  • respect