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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...
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Endocrine Society Urges Policy Makers to Follow Science on Transgender Health

Texas custody case prompts unfounded claims. A custody case in Texas has sparked heated debate and embroiled state policy makers in public discussions about the diagnosis and appropriate medical treatment of transgender children. Unfortunately, many of the claims being made about gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-incongruent individuals are inaccurate. Policies concerning the diagnosis and...
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A Biological Reality: Caring for Transgender Patients

Safer, Joshua While endocrinologists are fairly well versed in caring for transgender patients, primary care physicians need to better understand their roles and know when to seek the counsel and support of specialists. Studies estimate that 1.4 million adults in the U.S. – 0.6% of the population – identify as transgender, and as that number continues to...
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Parallel Lives: Endocrine Research & Gender Affirmation

Two studies from ENDO 2019 shed new light on gender dysphoria for patients undergoing gender-affirming surgery (GAS). A study of transgender women demonstrated the importance of hormone replacement after GAS while another study of transgender men showed that preserving ovarian reserve could allow for future reproduction. The road to gender affirmation just got smoother, thanks...
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Endocrine Society Condemns Administration Rule that Would Weaken Healthcare Protections for Transgender People

The Endocrine Society expressed major opposition to a rule proposed today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would jeopardize transgender individuals’ access to healthcare. The proposed regulation would weaken the previous administration’s definition of “sex discrimination” to remove protections for gender identity. Patients could be turned away or denied medical care...