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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...
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Fertility in Transgender Men: What Do We Know?

In transgender men, what are the consequences of gender-affirming hormonal therapy on fertility? Led by Molly B.  Moravek, MD, MPH, a team of researchers from the Center for Reproductive Medicine, in Ann Arbor, Mich., set out to answer that question as well as summarize the current literature on the topic of transgender men desiring reproduction...
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Endocrine Society Applauds Failure of South Dakota Bill to Restrict Medical Care for Transgender Teenagers

The Endocrine Society is pleased a South Dakota bill that would have barred healthcare providers from treating transgender teenagers using evidence-based clinical practice guidelines is not moving forward this session. Several states are considering legislation that would carry penalties of jail time and fines for healthcare providers who treat transgender teenagers using evidence-based practices. These...