Paper calls for new psychiatric practices that affirm transgender and gender-diverse patients without pathologizing diagnoses

An editorial published in The British Journal of Psychiatry calls for the development of alternative psychiatric care frameworks that affirm transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) people without pathologizing them through clinical diagnoses. The editorial was authored by researchers at The Fenway Institute and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and adds to a growing body of literature demonstrating the need to uncouple gender diversity from the stigma of diagnostic classification.

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Upcoming Webinars in April

The National LGBT Health Education Center is excited to announce the following upcoming live webinars in April.

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April 23, 2pm - 3pm EDTNeurodiversity and LGBTQIA+ Identity
April 29, 1pm - 2pm EDTPrEP at Home

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In the News: Pubertal Suppression and Decreased Lifetime Suicidal Ideation

A new study by The Fenway Institute entitled, "Pubertal Suppression for Transgender Youth and Risk of Suicidal Ideation," examines associations between access to pubertal suppression and suicidality. The study demonstrates a significant inverse association between treatment with pubertal suppression during adolescence and lifetime suicidal ideation among transgender adults who ever wanted this treatment. It suggests that pubertal suppression for transgender adolescents who want this treatment is associated with favorable mental health outcomes. This research was recently published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The online version of this article is available here.

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Register for Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Conference

Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health is a national CME course developed in response to a high volume of queries from clinicians and health care staff seeking to learn about providing high-quality care for patients who identify as a sexual or gender minority.

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In the News: Study shows link between conversion efforts and suicidality

This new study was published in JAMA Psychiatry: Association Between Recalled Exposure to Gender Identity Conversion Efforts and Psychological Distress and Suicide Attempts Among Transgender Adults. You can find the original journal article here (JAMA requires either a subscription or a one-time payment to view the full text).

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