The Ob/Gyn and the transgender patient

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Abstract

Purpose of reviewOver the last few years, awareness and visibility of transgender individuals have exponentially grown. With this growth comes the need for medical providers who understand the unique needs of this population. The present review serves to help obstetrician-gynecologists recognize their important role in the care of these patients.Recent findingsAlthough long-term data are still lacking in the medical care of individuals with gender dysphoria, standards of care for the medical treatment of transgender patients and long-term screening recommendations in the primary care setting were discussed.SummaryGiven their surgical expertise and experience with hormone management, obstetrician-gynecologists are in a unique position to provide quality healthcare in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-302
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

Keywords

  • cross-sex hormones
  • gender dysphoria
  • sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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