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Endocrine Society Applauds AMA Resolution Supporting Access to Gender-affirming Care

The Endocrine Society praised the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates for passing a resolution opposing efforts to criminalize medical care for transgender youth. The resolution, which cites the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines on transgender care, makes it AMA policy to oppose the criminalization and otherwise undue restriction of evidence-based gender-affirming care. The Endocrine...
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Reducing Transgender Surgery Side Effects

As with most surgeries, venous thromboembolism is always a potential risk and transgender surgical procedures are no different. A new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows no increased clot risk while maintaining hormone therapy during gender affirming surgery. Transgender medicine continues to grow and evolve – more and more people...
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Endocrine Society Condemns Efforts to Block Access to Medical Care for Transgender Youth

Medical evidence, not politics, should inform treatment decisions The Endocrine Society opposes legislative efforts that do not conform to medical evidence and clinical practice to prevent transgender and gender diverse adolescents from accessing gender-affirming medical care. Arkansas passed a law April 6 prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors, the first law of its kind in the U.S. Seventeen other states...
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Endocrine Experts Unite to Call for Evidence-based Policies Governing Transgender and Gender Diverse Healthcare

The Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society oppose legislative efforts to block transgender and gender diverse individuals from accessing gender-affirming medical and surgical care, the two medical societies said in a joint policy perspective published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.   In the past three years, legislators in 17 states have proposed more than two dozen bills barring medical and surgical treatments for transgender and gender diverse youth and adults. Many of these bills reflect widespread...