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A recent study reporting treatment that allowed a trans woman to breastfeed is only the beginning of a coming wave of long overdue trans healthcare research, experts say...
The woman had the goal of becoming the primary food source for her baby because her pregnant partner was not interested in breastfeeding. After three months of increased estradiol and progesterone, along with the use of a breast pump, she began to generate breast milk, eventually producing enough to feed her baby exclusively for six weeks.
The finding was picked up by many news outlets as a triumph of modern medicine. But while it may have struck some as cutting-edge, it could also be considered long…
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How transgender people use online communities to fill the gaps in gender-affirming care.
Discrimination, delays and systemic hurdles prevent young trans people from reaching the care they need, a new study finds.
The medical knowledge needed to treat transgender people is not particularly complex, but patients still often struggle to find doctors who are prepared to treat them.
The standards of care require hormone therapy for at least one continuous year before doctors perform “top” (breast removal/construction) and “bottom” (vaginoplasty/phalloplasty) surgeries.
Transgender patients often travel long distances and pay more for less-than-competent medical care. But as doctors embrace virtual treatment models, those problems may soon be obsolete.
A new report from the Center for American Progress finds that nearly half of transgender people have experienced mistreatment at the hands of a medical provider.
Thousands of people were languishing on medical waiting lists when the lockdown hit. Now it's almost impossible to get an appointment.
Watch our documentary 'On Hold,' out Wednesday, to hear from transgender patients who are desperately battling for fair treatment in the Canadian healthcare system.
For medical professionals working with transgender youth, the Dallas program is part of a major shift happening throughout the country. Fifteen years ago, when Dr. Michele Angello started her private therapy practice for transgender people in Philadelphia, there were only two places in the country that had the resources and the expertise to help her patients transition to the gender with which they identified.
The American health care system promises equal and nondiscriminatory treatment for all individuals, regardless of their gender identity. Yet transgender patients are all too often wrongly identified, socially ridiculed and often denied medical treatment by their physicians.
The stigma against trans men's health, coupled with misinformation, makes attaining adequate care incredibly difficult. We talked to trans guys and leading health experts to unpack the status of this under-researched issue.
With the exception of doctors whose specialties entail administering sex-change hormones or post-op care for those who have undergone surgery, there’s not much providers should do differently when treating transgender individuals. There is, however, a need for greater awareness and understanding. For instance, transgender patients face health risks that may not be intuitive to some providers, such as the continued risk of prostate cancer among male-to-female transgender people.
We need to overcome poor practices and norms in transgender treatments, says Carey Callahan, who “detransitioned”
Not everyone who is transgender prioritizes or desires procedures, such as hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgeries, required for a full medical transition. While some undergo medical transitions for cosmetic, psychological, or health reasons, many won’t because they can’t afford it, face some other obstacle, or simply don’t want to.
This isn’t the first set of such guidelines. They go back at least 10 years, initially aimed at endocrinologists, the medical specialty to which transgender individuals were often referred. What is newsworthy about the new guidelines is the audience, “your critical mass of general internal medicine people who are primary care providers and also people who are family medicine doctors,” said Dr. Joshua Safer, professor of endocrinology and executive director of the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City.
Following are the health issues GLMA’s healthcare providers have identified as most commonly of concern for transgender persons. While not all of these items apply to everyone, it’s wise to be aware of these issues.
Some transgender people avoid health care out of fear. In Nashville, Trans Buddy brings back trust.
Many people may experience anxiety when seeking medical treatment. They might worry about wait times, insurance coverage or how far they must travel to access care.
Transgender and non-binary individuals have an added fear: gender-related discrimination. This can involve being outed due to a name or gender mismatch on an insurance card, being completely denied care or even being left to die.
“I don’t expect every doctor in the world to become an expert in trans medicine, but I do think they should be knowledgeable enough to know what they don’t know and pick up the phone and call an expert,” said Mr. Bailey, 51, deputy director of employee engagement at the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
At a time when more and more transgender people are seeking health care, access to quality care remains illusive for many. This should not come as a surprise.
There is little teaching on gender and sexuality at either of New Zealand’s medical schools. It’s partly due to lack of time, but also lack of confidence and knowledge to teach the topic.
Medical education needs to change urgently to prepare doctors to adequately care for their transgender and non-binary patients.
Survey shows need for training to ensure patients are listened to.
A recent study reporting treatment that allowed a trans woman to breastfeed is only the beginning of a coming wave of long overdue trans healthcare research, experts say.
Carried out and published by TransActual UK, Trans lives survey 2021: Enduring the UK's hostile environment has found that nearly half of GPs (45%) don't have a good understanding of transgender healthcare needs. This rises to 55% for non-binary experiences.
Increasing access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming healthcare services for trans communities.
The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.
FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, we have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault.
Known collectively as the The National LGBT Cancer Project, we provide cancer-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse people and communities.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health.