Kanani E. Titchen, MD, FAAP, FAMWA
Dr. Kanani Titchen is an adolescent medicine physician and assistant professor at UC San Diego. As a pediatric subspecialist, Dr. Titchen believes that her clinician and educator roles encompass raising healthy adults by arming youth with information and resources; providing a safe, nonjudgmental, and caring medical home; and challenging youth to increasingly take responsibility for and pride in their own well-being.
Dr. Titchen has expertise in trauma-sensitive adolescent reproductive and sexual health (including all forms of contraception, problems with menstruation, and sexual assault/abuse and human trafficking); medical management of eating disorders including female athlete triad in the outpatient and inpatient settings; and health care for gender diverse youth through the Center for Gender Affirming Care.
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As a nationally recognized leader on the topic of human trafficking, Dr. Titchen has spoken at academic institutions, national events, TEDx, and public radio and has advocated for sex trafficking survivors at the United Nation and at the US Department of Health and Human Services. She serves as the faculty coordinator for the medical student sub-internship elective in adolescent medicine and for the pediatric resident human trafficking rotation as part of the “Think Globally, Act Locally” elective.
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