Emergency Medicine Considerations in the Transgender Patient

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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2023 May;41(2):381-393. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2023.01.003.


Transgender patients are at high risk for poor health outcomes and many harbor fear of healthcare settings secondary to prior discrimination, perceived sensationalism, clinician unfamiliarity, and unwanted exams. It is essential to approach transgender patients without judgement and with empathy. Asking open ended questions with explanation as to why your questions are pertinent to their specific care will help create rapport and trust. Through a basic working knowledge of terminology, types of hormone therapy, non-surgical techniques, garments, and surgical procedures typically encountered by such patients, and their respective potential side effects and complications, clinicians can provide quality care to transgender patients.

PMID:37024171 | DOI:10.1016/j.emc.2023.01.003

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