A guide to help clinicians understand the medical issues relevant to transgender persons, based on a review of current evidence.
The prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury ranged from 38.04 to 52.97 percent for sexual-minority youth between 2005 and 2017.
Transgender adults are more likely to report diminished health-related quality of life.
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.
Primary care providers are well positioned to provide critical support and personalized care for youth with gender dysphoria and their caregivers or families.
These findings demonstrate the importance of developing support systems within schools for gender-nonconforming students.
Gender nonconformity is associated with mental distress for female and male students.
Clinicians should learn how to engage with transgender patients and be prepared to manage unique clinical issues.
In the last 5 years, many clinicians have faced tough questions about how best to serve transgender youth while doing no harm.
Transgender US veterans have few health differences compared with cisgender veterans, although the odds of having at least one disability are higher for transgender veterans.