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Nebraska Woman is Suing for Malpractice After Receiving Gender-affirming Care and Double Mastectomy
The Hein case has ignited a national debate on the ethics of gender-affirming care for minors, raising questions about informed consent and the role of healthcare providers in these complex decisions.
All Specialties October 4th 2023
Pharmacists Can Break Down Barriers to Transgender Health Care
The recent ban on gender-affirming care for minors in Texas underscores the urgent need for pharmacists to act as knowledgeable allies and advocates for transgender patients. Your role in education, advocacy, and trust-building is now more crucial than ever; learn more about how you can help.
Clinical Pharmacology July 31st 2023
Ohio Community Pharmacists’ Provision of Inclusive Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients
Explore how neighborhood pharmacists are tackling the Gender-Affirming Care Guide’s difficulty of comprehension and application. The study provides a critical analysis of community pharmacists’ awareness and use of the Gender-Affirming Care Guide. Unveiled by the American Pharmacists Association and Human Rights Campaign in March 2021, the guide represents a pivotal tool for delivering competent and respectful care to transgender and gender-diverse patients. Nonetheless, reports on pharmacists’ familiarity with, and adherence to, the guide are currently lacking. To examine this, an anonymous survey, structured around the guide’s principles, was sent to 700 Ohio community pharmacists. Of the 688 recipients, a mere 12% responded, revealing a stark lack of awareness about the guide – only 10% knew of its existence. Moreover, their self-reported ability to define key terminologies varied widely. Indeed, 95% could correctly define “transgender,” but only 14% knew “intersectionality.” The report underscores the importance of adopting the guide’s suggested practices. Notably, it found that 61% collected patients’ preferred names, and 54% considered transgender, gender-diverse, or non-heterosexual patients during staff training. Nevertheless, less than half claimed their pharmacy software managed critical gender-related data effectively. Despite these shortcomings, the surveyed pharmacists displayed a substantial interest in learning more about the guide’s contents. […]
Clinical Pharmacology May 31st 2023
Barriers to Oral Health Care for Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Populations
In this study, of the 118 transgender and gender nonbinary (TGNB) patients, one-third of participants reported misgendering (being addressed in the dental environment using the wrong name and pronouns). Although refusal of oral health care was uncommon in our sample of TGNB participants, more than half believed that their regular source of oral health care was unable to provide gender-appropriate care. Avoidance owing to gender identity was found to be substantially related to self-reported unsatisfactory dental health. Gender insensitivity, awkward interactions, avoidance of care, and a lack of gender-affirming practitioners were all common themes un participants’ oral health care experiences.
Dentistry May 15th 2023