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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...
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ENDO Preview: Transgender Basics and Beyond

Stephen M. Rosenthal, MD; Micol S. Rothman, MD; and Joshua D. Safer, MD, FACP, talk to Endocrine News about their ENDO 2019 Meet-The-Professor session on treating transgender patients and how they hope to further educate endocrinologists who are more likely than ever before to encounter these types of cases. ENDO 2019 is next month, and...
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CEU Preview: Transgender Health – Endocrinologist as Local Expert

EN-0718_CEU_Cover As the transgender community continues to grow, it’s becoming more and more likely that a practicing endocrinologist will encounter such a patient. A CEU session presented by Joshua Safer, MD, executive director of the Mount Sinai Health System for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York, will address the special needs of this growing patient...
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Endocrine Society Hosts Congressional Briefing on Transgender Health

Levine_transgendertalk On Monday July 30, the Endocrine Society hosted a congressional briefing entitled “Transgender Health: Meeting Patient Needs Through Research and Improved Access to Care.” The briefing was sponsored by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). The speakers at the briefing consisted of Endocrine Society member Joshua Safer, MD, executive director of the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender...