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Gender Identity Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

New evidence supports removing the diagnosis of transgender from the WHO International Classification of Diseases, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
A single educational lecture on transgender identity and hormone treatment regimens increased internal medicine and family medicine residents’ knowledge and willingness to assist with hormonal therapy.
One of the most often cited reasons by medical providers for hesitation in providing hormone therapy to transgender individuals is the fear of harm. The review demonstrates that hormone therapy is relatively safe, at least as far as the modest literature out there can determine.
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