Tag: intersex

‘Treat Youth With Gender Dysphoria as Individuals’

Young people with gender dysphoria should be considered as individuals rather than fall into an age-defined bracket when assessing their understanding to consent to hormone...

Is HIV Criminalization the No. 1 Barrier to Ending the Epidemic?

For many people, being told that they are HIV positive is no longer a death sentence. But for Robert Suttle, a Black gay man and...

Transgender Resident Speaks Up on Coming Out in Medicine

Evelyn Carroll, MD, had planned on coming out as a transgender woman to her colleagues at the Mayo Clinic for the better part of a...

Disgraced Doctor Surrenders License After OSU Sex Abuse Scandal

Ted W. Grace, MD, a doctor implicated in the Ohio State University sex abuse scandal dating back decades, has surrendered his license to practice medicine...

Type 1 Diabetes and Transgender Identity: Is There a Link?

The prevalence of type 1 diabetes among transgender and gender diverse patients is higher than in the general population, research suggests. This has been reported...

In Transgender Youth, Obesity Impacts Effects of Sex Steroids on HDL-C

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In transgender and gender-diverse young people receiving sex steroids, obesity exacerbates the decrease in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and...

Large Study Finds Trans Men on Testosterone at Risk for Blood Clots

Over 10% of transgender men (females transitioning to male) who take testosterone develop high hematocrit levels that could put them at greater risk for a...

Biden Overturns Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

President Joseph R. Biden has overturned the ban on transgender people serving in the US military ordering that it must accept all Americans willing to...

No Need to Stop Estrogen in Transgender Women Before Gender-Affirming Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transgender women can safely maintain their estrogen hormone therapy during gender-affirming surgery without an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE),...

Many Health Plans Must Cover Full Cost of HIV Prevention Drugs

Private insurance will be required to cover drugs such as Truvada, which offer protection against HIV infection, without making plan members share the cost. Ted...

Kennedy, NIMH Demand Urgent Action on COVID-19 Mental Health Toll

A public–private partnership, led by mental health advocate Patrick Kennedy and the head of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD,...

Transgender Cancer Patients May Not Realize Treatment Can Interact With Their Hormone Therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transgender cancer patients often were not told of potential interactions between cancer treatment and gender-affirming hormone therapy, a case series...

Don’t Miss Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Transgender Patients

Cardiovascular disease risk is elevated among transgender individuals seeking gender-affirming hormone therapy, according to a retrospective study in 427 patients. The transgender population often experiences...

HIV PrEP Referrals Lag for Black MSM, Trans Adults

State health departments were most likely to refer heterosexual adults for HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appointments and least likely to refer transgender and Black adults,...

New AHA Scientific Statement on Heart Health for LGBTQ Adults

Cardiovascular health should be routinely assessed and addressed in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) adults, the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes...

Dermatologists’ Key Role in Transforming Transgender Patients

Whether they realize it or not, dermatologists play a key role in the physical transformation of transgender patients, according to Doris Day, MD. While clinical management...

Researchers on Study Curve for Gender-Affirming Vaginoplasty

Patient outcomes after gender-affirming vaginoplasty may improve as surgeons gain experience with the procedure, research suggests. For one surgeon, certain adverse events, including the need...

Pushing to Move From Reactionary to Preventive Medicine

  Being told the operating room has already been cleaned. Being questioned by patients about where you went to medical school. Being asked for ID...

Vaping Soars Among US Teens, CDC Report Finds

Use of electronic vapor products, or vaping, more than doubled among US high school students from 2017 to 2019 (from 13.2% in 2017 to 32.7%...

AAP Releases New Policy on Barrier Protection for Teens

For adolescent patients, routinely take a sexual history, discuss the use of barrier methods, and perform relevant examinations, screenings, and vaccinations, according to a new...