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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Registration Open for 2020 Transgender Health Conference

Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health was developed in response to the high volume of queries from clinicians and health care staff seeking to learn about providing high-quality care for adults, adolescents, and children who are questioning their gender identity or who identify as transgender or gender-diverse.

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New article in LGBT Health

A Call for Gender Identity Data Collection in iPLEDGE and Increasing the Number of Isotretinoin Prescribers Among Transgender Health Providers, authored by Sean Singer and Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, highlights that incorporating gender identity based questions in iPLEDGE registration documents would increase information about gender-diverse patients taking isotretinoin, the most effective medication for severe recalcitrant acne, and allow better understanding of teratogenicity risks among these patients. An increase in the number of transgender health providers registered as isotretinoin prescribers in iPLEDGE would increase access to this effective medicine and may improve outcomes in trans-masculine people with severe acne.

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Article on Care for Trans Youth Features Dr. Keuroghlian and the National LGBT Health Education Center

Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, Director of Education and Training Programs, is interviewed in this new Healio article titled "Pediatricians play ‘critical’ role in care of transgender youths."

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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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New Study Results: Estrogen Use and the Risk for Blood Clots and Strokes Among Transgender Women

The Fenway Institute has partnered with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to inform clinicians and transgender women about the results of a recent PCORI-funded study on heart health when using estrogen.

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Upcoming Webinars in March

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

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March 19, 2pm-3pm ET"Sexual Health and Wellness for LGBTQIA+ Older Adults"
March 25 , 1pm-2pm ET "Caring for Intersex Patients at Health Centers"
March 25 , 1pm-2pm ET "Diabetes, Heart Health and LGBTQIA+ People"
March 26, 2pm-3pm ET "Transgender Health and Medical-Legal Partnerships"

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New Conference Recordings Available

Four new recorded talks from Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health in November of 2019, are now accessible on our website for ongoing learning. You can watch them at the links below.

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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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