Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender

Dec 1, 2018 Issue
Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons: What Clinicians Should Know [Article]

Transgender persons often face substantial health care disparities and barriers to care. Find out how to establish a safe and welcoming environment for these patients, and get the information you need to decide whether to take an active role in their care by evaluating for gender dysphoria and managing hormone therapy, or an adjunctive role by monitoring well-being and providing referrals.

May 1, 2018 Issue
Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: Treatment Recommendations from the Endocrine Society [Practice Guidelines]

Gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent persons require a safe and effective hormone regimen. These recommendations are an update to the clinical practice guideline on endocrine treatment of transsexual persons published in 2009 by the Endocrine Society.

Mar 1, 2017 Issue
Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women [Article]

Get tips for addressing barriers to care for women who have sex with women, how to obtain a culturally competent patient history, and which health conditions are more prevalent in this population.

Jul 15, 2015 Issue
Care of a Transgender Adolescent [Curbside Consultation]

Although the actual number may be higher, research estimates that approximately 700,000 Americans are transgender. Many in this population have inadequate insurance to cover appropriate health care. Primary care clinicians treat transgender patients in their practices, and although not every clinici...

Jun 15, 2015 Issue
Preventive Health Care for Men Who Have Sex with Men [Article]

Learn how to provide culturally competent, comprehensive health care that addresses mental health issues, immunizations, sexual practices, and screening for sexually transmitted infections.

Aug 1, 2013 Issue
AACAP Releases Practice Parameter on Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and Gender Identity Issues in Children and Adolescents [Practice Guidelines]

Children and adolescents who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and those with gender nonconformity or gender discordance may be affected by negative attitudes, putting them at risk of certain mental health conditions. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has released practice...

Jan 15, 2013 Issue
Updated Recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care [Editorials]

The health care of transgender persons has begun moving out of the shadows and into the spotlight; as transgender health care moves into the mainstream, primary care physicians will be increasingly called upon to provide compassionate and individualized care to this diverse community.

Jul 15, 2006 Issue
Primary Care for Lesbians and Bisexual Women [Article]

For the most part, lesbians and bisexual women face the same health issues as heterosexual women, but they often have difficulty accessing appropriate care. Physicians can improve care for lesbians and bisexual women by acknowledging the potential barriers to care (e.g., hesitancy of physicians to i...

Mar 15, 2005 Issue
Lymphogranuloma Venereum Among Men Who Have Sex With Men [Practice Guidelines]

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a systemic, sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a variety of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. A report on LGV is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

May 1, 2004 Issue
Health Care Screening for Men Who Have Sex with Men [Article]

Men who have sex with men often do not reveal their sexual practices or sexual orientation to their physician. Lack of disclosure from the patient, discomfort or inadequate training of the physician, perceived or real hostility from medical staff, and insufficient screening guidelines limit preventi...

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