Gender Identity

Two-Step Gender Identity Question Aids in Risk Stratification

Two-Step Gender Identity Question Aids in Risk Stratification

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A 2-step gender identity question led to a 4.8-fold increase in ascertainment of transgender patients at a clinic for STDs.

Gender-Affirming Hormonal Treatment and Long-Term Bone Safety

Gender-Affirming Hormonal Treatment and Long-Term Bone Safety

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Gender-affirming hormonal treatment does not negatively affect bone mineral density in transgender people.

Non-Binary Gender Increases the Risk for Experiencing Healthcare Disparities

Non-Binary Gender Increases the Risk for Experiencing Healthcare Disparities

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As non-binary gender becomes more mainstream, it's important for physicians to create a welcoming, care-centered environment for patients who identify as such.

Patient Preference Affects Success of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data Collection

Patient Preference Affects Success of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data Collection

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Patients who are sexual or gender minorities are more inclined to share orientation or gender identity information through nonverbal self-report.

LGBT Youths at Substantially Increased Risk for Attempted Suicide

LGBT Youths at Substantially Increased Risk for Attempted Suicide

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Sexual minority youths have a significantly higher risk for life-threatening behavior compared with their heterosexual peers.

"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals

"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals

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There is substantial discussion in the United States regarding the use of public accommodation laws to legislate bathroom access for transgender individuals.

Transgender Boys, Nonbinary Adolescents Face Highest Suicide Risk by Gender

Transgender Boys, Nonbinary Adolescents Face Highest Suicide Risk by Gender

Although the disproportionate suicide rate among transgender youth may be daunting, family acceptance and support are associated with reduced disparities in depression between transgender and cisgender children.

Acute Clinical Care for Transgender Patients: Guidelines for the Medical Community

Acute Clinical Care for Transgender Patients: Guidelines for the Medical Community

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Limited research exists on the specific medical risks and clinical needs of the transgender population.

"Is It Just a Phase?" What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

"Is It Just a Phase?" What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

In the last 5 years, many clinicians have faced tough questions about how best to serve transgender youth while doing no harm.

 AMA: Repeal VA Policy Not Covering Sex-Reassignment Surgery for Gender Dysphoria

AMA: Repeal VA Policy Not Covering Sex-Reassignment Surgery for Gender Dysphoria

Healthcare organizations are supporting veterans seeking a rule change that would amend or repeal the Veterans Affairs' policy of not covering sex-reassignment surgery for veterans with gender dysphoria.

Altered CVD Risk in Transgender Adults Undergoing Hormone Therapy

Altered CVD Risk in Transgender Adults Undergoing Hormone Therapy

Cardiovascular disease risk factors may be altered among transgender adults receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT).

Gender Minority Individuals Have Higher Probability of Lower Overall Health

Gender Minority Individuals Have Higher Probability of Lower Overall Health

Public health professionals need to pay attention to this vulnerable population, researchers say.

Q&A: A Transgender Woman's Perspective on HIV Research

Q&A: A Transgender Woman's Perspective on HIV Research

Dr Sara Gianella talks with Brooke Sullivan, a transgender woman and HIV activist, about ways to improve transgender individuals' involvement in HIV research.

Q&A: Effects of PrEP in the Transgender Community

Q&A: Effects of PrEP in the Transgender Community

Dr Sara Gianella talks with Dr Sheldon Morris, from the University of California San Diego AntiViral Research Center about an upcoming PrEP study in transgender people.

Gender Reassignment Surgeries on the Rise Since 2015

Gender Reassignment Surgeries on the Rise Since 2015

The rise is attributed to more widespread insurance coverage and growing acceptance of transgender people.

Hormone Therapy Use Considered Safe Among Transgender Adolescents

Hormone Therapy Use Considered Safe Among Transgender Adolescents

Although there were increased hemoglobin, hematocrit, BMI and lower HDL levels seen with testosterone use.

Understanding the Need for Improved Health Care for Transgender Community

Understanding the Need for Improved Health Care for Transgender Community

"We know enough to act - high rates of depression and HIV are all linked to the context in which transgender people are forced to live."

Physicians Need More Education on Transgender Health

Physicians Need More Education on Transgender Health

Overall, 80.6% of clinicians report never having received training on transgender patient care.

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