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Endocrine Society Opposes Florida Department of Health Policy on Gender Dysphoria Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Misinformation disregards science and restricts access to evidence-based care. The Endocrine Society objects to the Florida Department of Health’s bulletin on gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse youth. The bulletin contradicts the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ resources and the Society’s own evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline regarding gender-affirming care. We call on the Florida Department...
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Endocrine Society Alarmed at Criminalization of Transgender Medicine

Texas governor inaccurately characterizes evidence-based care as “child abuse.“ The Endocrine Society condemns the directive by Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordering the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate any reported instances of Texas children receiving gender-affirming care as “child abuse.” This policy rejects evidence-based transgender medical care and will restrict access to...
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Transgender Women May Be More Prone to Type 2 Diabetes than Cisgender Women

Trends_JCEM Transgender women may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared to cisgender women, but not to cisgender men, according to new research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Nearly 1 million people identify as transgender in the U.S., and healthcare providers are encountering more transgender and gender-diverse patients in their practices. An important priority of transgender health research is to...