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Selected Publications & Presentations

Professional Presentations

Boskey ER, Semnack M, and Chrisos HA 2020. “Surgical Options for Transgender and Non-Binary Adolescents and Young Adults” First Event

Boskey E.R. & Galarneau C. 2019. “Gender Identity Outside the Gender Clinic” Harvard Medical School Clinical Bioethics Course

Boskey ER & Semnack M 2019. “Teaching Healthcare Providers how to Provide Inclusive and Compassionate Care for Gender Diverse Patients.” Dana Farber Research Nurse Symposium

Hopwood R & Boskey E. 2019.” Assessing and Counseling Clients Prior to Genital Affirmation Surgery” RI Transgender Health Conference

Hopwood, R. & Boskey, E. 2016 “Holistic Care – Holistic Living” IvyQ Conference at Harvard University

Boskey, ER & Wexelblat M. 2016 “Integrating Sexuality, Relationships, and Gender Identity into Practice.” NASW-MA Symposium

Boskey, ER 2016 “Hormones & The Brain: Understanding the role of biology in gender identity formation” Partners in Sex Education Conference

Boskey, ER 2015. “Closed Minds, Open Relationships – Communication Failures with Poly Clients.” AASECT National Conference

Boskey, ER 2015. “Treatment Beyond the Binary – How Structural Inequalities, Systematic Prejudice, and Arbitrary Categorizations Imperil Healthcare for Transgender Youth and Adults”. 7th Annual Health Disparities Conference.

Boskey, ER 2014. “Two (Relationships) Are Better Than One? Relationship Issues Affecting Polyamorous Patients” Audience: Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy – Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality

Peer Reviewed Articles

Boskey, E. R., Jolly, D., Tabaac, A. R., & Ganor, O. (2020). Behavioral Health Concerns and Eligibility Factors Among Adolescents and Young Adults Seeking Gender-Affirming Masculinizing Top Surgery. LGBT Health. https://doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2019.0213

Grimstad, F., & Boskey, E. (2020). Empowering Transmasculine Youth by Enhancing Reproductive Health Counseling in the Primary Care Setting. The Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 66(6), 653–655. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.012

Almazan, A. N., Benson, T. A., Boskey, E. R., & Ganor, O. (2020). Associations Between Transgender Exclusion Prohibitions and Insurance Coverage of Gender-Affirming Surgery. LGBT Health. https://doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2019.0212

Boskey ER, Johnson J, Harrison C, Marron JM, Abecassis L, Scobie-Carroll A, Willard J, Diamond DA, Taghinia AH, Ganor O (2019) “Ethical Issues Considered When Establishing a Pediatric Gender Surgery Center” Pediatrics. 143(6):pii:e20183503. doi:1542/peds.2018-3053

Boskey ER, Taghinia AH, Ganor O (2019) “Self-assessment of clinical competence with LGBT patients at a pediatric hospital.” Social Work in Health Care. 58(6)547-56. doi: 1080/00981389.2019.1588189

Ganor, O., Taghinia, A. H., Diamond, D. A., & Boskey, E. R. (2019). Piloting a Genital Affirmation Surgical Priorities Scale for Trans Masculine Patients. Transgender Health, 4(1), 270–276. https://doi.org/10.1089/trgh.2019.0038

Boskey ER & Marron JM (2019) “Identification before prescription: Necessary changes for the support of transgender youth” American Journal of Bioethics. 19(2):78-80. doi:10.1080/15265161.2018.155729

Boskey ER, Taghinia AT, Ganor O. (2018) “Public Accommodation Laws and Gender Panic in the Inpatient Setting.” AMA J Ethics. 20(11):E1067-1074 doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2018.1067.

Boskey, E. (June 2015) “Sexuality and Spirituality – When Religious Clients Present for Sex Therapy” Contemporary Sexuality

Boskey, ER (2014) “Understanding Gender Identity Development in Childhood and Adolescence” American Journal of Sexuality Education 9(4): 445-63 doi:10.1080/15546128.2014.973131

Boskey, E. (October 2013) “Social and Medical Transitioning Options for Gender Non-Conforming Children” Contemporary Sexuality 47(9):1-6

Boskey, E. (August 2013) “Sexuality in the DSM 5: Research, Relevance, and Reaction” Contemporary Sexuality 47(7):1-5

Boskey ER (2005) “Alternative treatments for bacterial vaginosis : A literature review and acceptability survey” Altern Ther Health Med 11(5):38-43

Books & Chapters

Transgender Youth Chapter in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development (2019)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chapter in the Encyclopedia of Global Studies (SAGE 2012)

Revised and added material to The Truth About Rape (DWJ Books 2010)(Grades 9-12)

Writer/researcher of The InVision Guide to Sexual Health (Harper Collins 2006)


Sexually Transmitted Diseases @ About.com (April 2007 – Present)

101 Ways You Can’t Get Pregnant (April 2009 – Present)

Other Writing on the Web

Stirring Things Up – Safer Sex for Women Who Love Women (SexIs Magazine 2010)

Equal Risk for Equal Play – The STD Epidemic in Women (SexIs Magazine 2009)

(Willful) Ignorance is Bliss (SexIs Magazine 2009)

Lower Education: Why STDs are Making a Comeback on College Campuses (SexIs Magazine 2009)

Getting “Wet”: Why & How Women Do & Don’t. (SexIs Magazine 2009)

Turning Off The Turn Offs (SexIs Magazine 2009)

Being a Slick Consumer (SexIs Magazine 2009)

How Green is my Silicone? (SexIs Magazine 2009)

Latex Allergies: Can’t Stop The Love (TooTimid.com 2008) – Unattributed

The Dangers of Nonoxynol 9 (TooTimid.com 2008) – Unattributed

How to Clean Sex Toys (TooTimid.com 2008) – Unattributed

Stopping Colds: Fact Vs. Hype (RealJock.com 2008)

Oral Info: A Gay Man’s Primer on Oral Sex and STDs (RealJock.com 2008)

Mood Medicine: Fighting Depression with Exercise (RealJock.com 2008)

MRSA: Skip the Rumors, Learn the Facts (RealJock.com 2008)

An Ounce of Prevention: Preventative Health Care for Gay Men (RealJock.com 2008)

“Just Say ‘I Don’t’” (SexIs Magazine 2010)

“The World AIDS Day Project: Learning Out Loud” (SexIs Magazine 2009)